Chapter FourHow will we manage water?

100. The skin of the thorny devil has a network of capillary grooves that transfer water to the lizard’s mouth from damp ground or from droplets of water that condense onto spines

100. The skin of the thorny devil has a network of capillary grooves that transfer water to the lizard’s mouth from damp ground or from droplets of water that condense onto spines

Water is becoming an increasingly contentious topic, both environmentally and politically, as climate change has become indisputable. Until now, we have managed to feed the world’s growing population, in large part due to the achievements of the ‘green revolution’ in high-yielding seed varieties, pioneered by the agronomist Norman Borlaug. The increases in crop yields achieved from these technological advances were impressive, ...

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