Insights from Famous People

Sir James Bevan, chief executive of England’s Environment Agency
“On the present projections, many parts of our country will face significant water deficits

by 2050, particularly in the southeast, where much of the UK population lives.”
Dr Peter Stott, Head of the Met Office Climate Monitoring and Attribution Team,
“Climate Change: The Facts”, first broadcast BBC One, April 2019
“It really becomes difficult to see at such levels of warming how we’re going to maintain our

agriculture such that the population of the world can actually feed itself.”
United Nations world water development report, 2018
“An estimated 3.6 billion people (nearly half the global population) already live in areas

that are potentially water-scarce at least one month per year.” Indeed, according to UN-
endorsed projections, by 2030, due a combination of climate change, human action
and population growth, global demand for fresh water will exceed supply by a staggering 40%.
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