Water rationing may become the new normal

When a reporter asked Elon Musk last year whether the “gigafactory” that Tesla Inc was constructing near Berlin would drain the region’s diminishing water supply, he laughed it off. 

“This region has so much water,” he scoffed. “Look around you … It’s like water everywhere here. Does this seem like a desert to you? It’s ridiculous.” 

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Sheree Bega
Sheree Bega is an environment reporter at the Mail & Guardian.

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