By Cora Kammeyer
December 5, 2018
This November, the US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) delivered a report to the federal government analyzing the current trends and projected impacts of climate change in the United States.
Chapter 3 of the report focuses on water. It paints a stark picture of the United States’ water future. It asserts that the changing climate presents a significant risk to the nation’s water security, which in turn poses risks to its economic vitality. It supports the adage, “If climate is the shark, water is its teeth.”
The chapter communicates three key messages about the water challenges that the country will face due to climate change. Below, I discuss those messages and what they mean for businesses who have value chains in the United States. (more…)