Global drought real threat to lives and economies (CNBC)
"The U.S. is hardly alone when it comes to drought.A worldwide weather phenomenon threatens the future of water and food supplies, as well as the global economy, experts say. Colombia, Pakistan, Somalia, Australia, Guatemala, China, and Kenya are just a few of the other countries suffering severe drought conditions."
As fresh water supplies dwindle and droughts worsen, the poor suffer (Nature World Report)
"As global warming causes weather patterns to shift, snow accumulation to shrink, and glaciers to melt, water is becoming an increasingly rare resource, and for the world's poor, that could spell trouble."