Inland cities face water supply problems as lakes evaporate due to climate change

Read the full story at Salon.

As sea levels continue to rise as climate change accelerates, experts in coastal cities are planning accordingly. From New York City to New Orleans, policymakers who live near the ocean seem to be gradually recognizing their “The Day After Tomorrow”-esque peril. Yet according to a new study in the scientific journal Nature Communications — one that an outside scientist praised for looking “at the impacts of evaporative loss in an entirely new way” — people who live near lakes may have just as much cause for climate change-related water concerns as those who dwell near the sea.

That, in turn, means everyone else will also need to worry.

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