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China Fact-Apocalypse in China- Beijing is Out of Water

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 13, 2010


I can hear China’s ecology screaming and finally submitting, Beijing is out of water…In order to meet Beijing’s water demands, water must be diverted from elsewhere. Unfortunately it will not happen soon enough. Beijing is dangerously short of water (see excerpt).
“Water shortage in Beijing will reach 200 million to 300 million cubic meters before the water diverted from southern China is available for use here, an official from the Beijing Water Authority said during a forum on Tuesday. “

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