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Physical sciences/Earth sciences/Hydrology/Water resources/Water supply/Water scarcity

The president's FY2017 budget will invest $700 million in USDA's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI).

Water is becoming scarcer as climate change alters its availability, while population growth is fueling an ever-growing demand. These realities make clear that society must move beyond old approaches to regulating and managing water to meet future challenges, John Tubbs, a veteran water policy leader, said at AAAS.

Why is it that so many citizens and policymakers around the world remain unconcerned about global challenges like climate change, water scarcity, polluted oceans, genetic engineering, and the spread of infectious disease?