Water Scarcity Contributes to Conflicts – Interview with Dr. Peter Gleick

“As water becomes more scarce, because it’s such a critical resource, people will do whatever they can do meet their basic needs.” These are the words of Dr. Peter Gleick of the Pacific Institute. He one of the world’s leading scientists studying the issues of water scarcity. In today’s podcast episode Dr. Gleick joins us to discuss his work at the Pacific Institute and the growing water crisis.

Dr. Peter Gleick of the Pacific Institute

Be sure to visit Dr. Gleick’s Pacific Institute website. While there check out this interesting tool to track the growing scale and frequency of conflicts related to water crises in history. As Dr. Gleick states in our interview, the frequency of these conflicts is intensifying significantly in recent decades.


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Read more about the global water crisis and its place as one of the core issues of this generation here.

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JB Shreve is the author of "How the World Ends: Understanding the Growing Chaos." He has been the host of the End of History podcast since 2012. He has degrees in International Relations and Middle East Studies. His other books include the Intelligence Brief Series. Regular posts and updates from JB Shreve are available at www.theendofhistory.net