Parched City

Mexico City, struggling with a water crisis, is proof that coastal cities aren’t the only
places suffering from climate change.
 
In a never-ending quest for water, Mexico City is drilling deeper and deeper—causing the lake beds the city is built upon to sink. It’s one example of how climate change is straining the city’s already stretched social fabric, explains Michael Kimmelman in an up-close look at how climate change threatens this city—part of a New York Times series about how cities are responding to climate change.
 
The Quote: “The effects of climate change are varied and opportunistic, but one thing is consistent: They are like sparks in the tinder. They expose cities’ biggest vulnerabilities, inflaming troubles that politicians and city planners often ignore or try to paper over. And they spread outward, defying borders.”

Source: The New York Times

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