Mexico City is just the beginning. Here are 11 other cities at risk of running out of water.

June 5, 2024

By Jenny McGrath, Ellyn Lapointe, and Jessica Orwig, Business Insider

June 5, 2024

Mexico City is on the brink of a water catastrophe. Experts predict that the city of 8.8 million people could run out of drinking water this month.

But Mexico City is not the first city with a water crisis and it won’t be the last. As global temperatures rise, it disrupts the atmosphere’s natural circulation of water on Earth — what’s called the hydrological cycle.

“With every degree of global warming, the hydrological cycle will also intensify leading to more water crises,” Aditi Mukherji, director of the Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Impact Action Platform of the CGIAR, told Business Insider.

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