Gap Fill - Freshwater - Level 5


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NASA has said that human activity is causing a redistribution of freshwater across Earth. The is continuing as populations shift and for food increases. NASA said equatorial are drying, while areas and higher latitudes are getting . If this trend continues, many highly populated could struggle to find enough water in the . NASA spent 14 years studying the shifting of freshwater. It was part of a mission called GRACE, which is an for Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment.

Jay Famiglietti, a co-author of the and NASA's Senior Water Scientist, said: "The shows that humans have really altered the global water landscape in a very profound . The human fingerprint is all over changing freshwater availability." He warned that: "We see it as a of climate change." Professor Famiglietti said that at 40 per cent of the 34 areas looked at in the research were drier than years ago because of human . One big reason was the excessive of groundwater for farming.

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