Metropolis ‘may become ghost city’

Perth skyline, BBCThe Australian of the year 2007, environmentalist Tim Flannery, once predicted that Perth in Western Australia could become the world’s first ghost metropolis, its population forced to abandon the city due to lack of water.

While some critics scoffed at this idea, there’s no doubt that it has forced the city to wake up to the fact its water is running out and that it can no longer rely on its natural supply.

Australians are some of the world’s greatest energy consumers, and people in Perth use more water than any other city in Australia.

Yet theirs is also the driest climate in the world, and Perth sits right on the edge of a vast desert, an island of greenery in the form of European style parks and gardens.

Source:  BBC News

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One Response to “Metropolis ‘may become ghost city’”

  1. donalddellforth Says:

    the name of the game is CONSERVATION!!!!!!

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