Thursday, August 13, 2009

India Going Thirsty

Well as we seriously contemplate a trip to India, we've been paying much closer attention to the weather in Asia as well as both the Pacific and Indian Oceans. It seems we're in an El Nino and the typhoon that lashed the Philippines, Taiwan, and the East Coast of China is reminiscent of how Hurricane Katrina lashed out on the Gulf Coast.

But India's got some serious water issues, and it appears that weather and climate doesn't factor as much as you'd think. Actually, it has more to do with population pressures and usage, which according to this BBC article is unsustainable. This may or may not bode well for our intentions to visit waterfalls in the subcontinent, but we won't know for sure unless we go...

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