China’s Looming Water Crisis: A Chinese Drought Would Be a Global Catastrophe
China is on the brink of a water catastrophe. A multiyear drought could push the country into an outright water crisis. Such an outcome would not only have a significant effect on China’s grain and electricity production; it could also induce global food and industrial materials shortages on a far greater scale than those wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine.
Gabriel Collins and Gopal Reddy, China’s Looming Water Crisis: A Chinese Drought Would Be a Global Catastrophe, Foreign Affairs, August 2022.