Water shortages, which used to be limited to the dry western states, now plague just about the entire United States. Even regions that once seemed to have limitless supplies of water are facing predictions of shortages and imposing water restrictions on residents...

Depletion of water supplies is a problem of global proportions, driven in part by climate change. But a worldwide human population boom is also driving climate change. Here in the United States, the doubling of the U.S. population during the past five decades --driven largely by massive legal and illegal immigration and the children of legal immigrants -- is putting particular strains on the water supply. Why is no one discussing the relationship between these two phenomena?

By Bonnie Ereb -- Scripps Howard News Service


Updated: Tue, Jul 21st 2009 @ 3:36pm EDT