Climatologists come before us with yet another doomsday scenario. Decreased snowpack could trigger water shortage, if the available resources of water aren’t handled carefully.
One of the most troubling aspects of this scenario is that the event could impact more than 2 billion people around the world. Scientists studying the phenomenon have discovered that, over the years, the snowpack forming upon mountain tops are shrinking in size. They explain that, during the winter season, the peaks tend to accumulate a significant amount of snow. When the temperature rises, the snowpack melts down, filling up the nearby water basins.
Now, according to the researchers, it seems that due to events such as green gas accumulation and overall global warming, the quantity of snow accumulating on the mountain peaks is decreasing each year. This, in term, leads to a decrease in water pool levels.
Decreased snowpack could trigger water shortage and scientists are struggling to understand how this has happened. Much of them tend to agree that the potential water shortage could be the effect of global warming. So, the shrinking of the ice caps in Antarctica is just the beginning of a much more serious issue.
Models used to predict this kind of climatological events have come up with some dire results. In would seem that, somewhere in the nearby future, overpopulation correlated with the ever decreasing snowpack will trigger a water shortage. As stated before, nearly 2 billion people, all residing in the Northern Hemisphere, will be affected by this event.
But the worse is yet to come. Overcrowding and overpopulation are key factors in this problem involving water shortage. Naturally, an increase in population will take its toll on the water supplies. In simple terms, the equation will be something like: less people, less water necessary. More people, more water is needed in order to meet their demands.
Scientists have projected that if the snowpack level is continuing to decrease, the existing water pools will lose almost 67 percent of their vital liquid.
So, what needs to be done in order to counter the effect of this threat in the future? Researchers from around the globe are working around the clock in order to solve this issue. They say that the problem can easily be solved not by finding ways to regenerate snowpack, but by devising new technology capable of better managing available water resources.
Whether doomsday is coming from the waters or from some asteroid we cannot say for sure. But we can safely say that if we do not take the necessary steps in preventing something like this, It could resurface in the future in order to deliver a decisive strike.