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In 2009, the brutal Australian drought emerged as “The Biggest Dry.” This is no mere statement of hyperbole, scientists tell us. It’s what happens when a nation purposefully designed to use an enormous amount of water collides with a hotter and dryer climate that produces much less rain.
The Biggest Dry is not only a global warning, it is a test of an industrial society’s ability to cope with new and dangerous conditions that threaten its ability to survive. Read more.
Circle of Blue’s Keith Schneider discusses the implications of the landmark climate agreement.
Weeks before negotiators met in Lima in December 2014 to lay the groundwork for a climate change treaty, they awoke to a surprise.
President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping of China announced a historic pact. The two nations vowed to cap carbon emissions and collaborate on new technologies that create cleaner, greener, healthier cities. The agreement included a provision to study the connections between energy production and water use. Learn more.
On March 20, 2006 during the Fourth World Water Forum in Mexico City, Circle of Blue premiered “Tehuacán: Divining Destiny,” a pivotal, comprehensive multimedia report that focused the world’s attention on one community’s struggle with water scarcity, pollution and climate change. It was reported in multiple dimensions by Newsweek’s Latin America bureau chief Joe Contreras, World Press-winning Getty photojournalist Brent Stirton, and Circle of Blue’s multimedia team. Read more.