Prophecy Sign: Droughts across the globe
It may be -30F in much of Easter North America with snow banks as high as a house, (incidentally out where we are, tulips are up, shrubs budding out, snow nearly gone, temperatures well above freezing for much of this winter - all very unusual). However, in other parts of the world droughts are sapping the ground of any moisture and water reservoirs are nearly empty.
I will lay waste the mountains and hills and dry up all their vegetation; I will turn rivers into islands and dry up the pools. Isaiah 42:15 NIV
City of 20 million people to cut water service to just 2 days per week; humanity plunging towards ecological disaster
A last-ditch effort to avoid a complete collapse of one of the city's primary water sources, the city of Sao Paulo in Brazil, population 20 million, has proposed cutting off the water supply up to five days a week, allowing residents to access water only twice per week, or about eight times monthly. As we reported back in December, Brazil's largest city is barely surviving the worst recorded drought to ever hit the region. With demand for water far exceeding supply, officials have been frantically working to develop a system that will preserve what little water remains while avoiding a complete breakdown of this large metropolitan region.
Taps run dry in Brazil's biggest city as drought bites
With the lowest rainfall since 1930, reservoirs that supply almost half of the 20 million people in the metropolitan area - including the financial district - are close to running dry. Doctors have reportedly had to cut short dialysis for patients with kidney failure because of the shortage while schools have introduced water-saving measures to avoid suspending lessons. Staff denied reports that the Cândido Fontoura children's hospital went without water earlier this month but Analice Dora, biologist at the hospital, said: "Everyone is worried. Hospitals are the one place that can't lack water. It's a question of hygiene." Families and businesses began reporting reduced pressure and empty taps last year but water restrictions have tightened since the turn of the year failed to bring rain.