Adriana Brasileiro writing for Reuters reports that the city of Sao Paulo Brazil is about to have NO water.
South America’s biggest and wealthiest city may run out of water by mid-November if it doesn’t rain soon.
São Paulo, a Brazilian megacity of 20 million people, is suffering its worst drought in at least 80 years, with key reservoirs that supply the city dried up after an unusually dry year.
Apparently the severity of the drought is closely tied to devastating deforestation of the nearby amazon rainforests, which are an important source of rain for Sao Paulo by creating clouds of moisture and humidity.
…global warming and the deforestation of the Amazon are altering the climate in the region by drastically reducing the release of billions of liters of water by rainforest trees…
If the drought continues for much longer, Sao Paolo may be on the brink of complete collapse.
The severity of the situation in recent weeks has led government leaders to finally admit Brazil’s financial powerhouse is on the brink of a catastrophe.
São Paulo residents should brace for a “collapse like we’ve never seen before” if the drought continues, warned Vicente Andreu, president of Brazil’s Water Regulatory Agency.
Much more on this pending environmental disaster… due to ‘local’ climate change… due to humans… in the Reuters article.