Drought and Water, War and Peace

Part 3 of 4

The headline in the Washington Post seemed otherworldly: As a major Indian city runs out of water, 9 million people pray for rain. India’s biggest cities including Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Delhi all face water scarcity due to lack of rain and population growth. The UN estimates their combined population at 60 million a small fraction of India’s 1.35352 billion estimated in 2018. Compare this to the populations of New York City, 8.6+ million, Los Angeles, 4+ million, and Chicago 2.7+ million and the US 325+ million. The Indian cities’ problems are acute…