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April 12, 2007
Scientists say it has become increasingly clear that worldwide precipitation is shiftng away from the equator and toward the poles.
While rich countries are hardly immune from drought and flooding, their wealth will largely insulate them from harm, at least for the next generation or two, many experts say.
Cities in Texas, California and Australia are already building or planning desalination plants, for example. And federal studies have shown that desalination can work far from the sea, purifying water from brackish aqifiers deep in the ground in places like
Source: Times International, 3/4/07
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