Confirming one of Gerald Celente’s major long-term predictions, NASA says that finding enough fresh water will be humanity’s major challenge of the 21st century. The conclusion was drawn from data gathered by tracking global freshwater trends from 2002 through 2016, though NASA’s Gravity Research and Climate Experiment. The study also found that freshwater losses are now greatest in the mid-latitudes; Antarctica is experiencing the fastest ice-sheet loss; tropical and high latitudes are getting wetter. Most regions of concern were well-known, but others are new, such as northeast China, which has been receiving adequate rainfall, but human mismanagement has squandered much of it. Other “hot spots” cited in the report include northern India and Iran. In war-torn Syria, 22 dams Turkey has built upstream since the 1980s has driven millions of residents to pump groundwater for basic needs, draining huge, ancient aquifers. In his book “Trends 2000,” published in 1997, Celente specifically forecast the long-term trend of diminishing sources of fresh, clean water. Celente specifically predicted the rise of bottled water and the demise of tap water, as freshwater shortages would become endemic as a result of exploding populations, global warming, rotting infrastructures to store and deliver water, droughts and other natural phenomena.