Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Facing The Global Water Crisis In Pictures

Facing The Global Water Crisis In Pictures

The defining moment of the 21st Century will not be securing another planet for us to live on. It will be how we meet this challenge on Earth. Can we get beyond the backbiting to keeping our eye on the prize? Or will our continued political, social, and religious differences keep us from the moral imperative? This is no joke. Water is becoming a scarcer resource for many people around the globe through waste, pollution, climate change, and privitization. By our hand.

Humans cannot live without water. So it should follow logically that if humans cannot live without water and potable freshwater is becoming scarcer that this would certainly be a crisis that is a matter of life and death. And yet, this issue hardly gets the attention it deserves.

Please look at these pictures at the link provided and realize that this is not about what is causing global warming/climate change and the petty political grudges that keep that debate from taking us to the necessary solutions to save this planet for ourselves and future generations. This is about seeing that future and visualizing what you know in your heart it should look like... and then making it happen.

1 comment:

SteveK said...

Humanity is not the only "out of control" user of water. Aquatic weeds such as Typha are a major part of the water problem. When they occupy a body of water, they more than quadruple the loss rate to evapotranspiration. The silt that they make raises stream and lake beds out of contact with the ground water, and dries them out. Africa's Lake Chad is the worst example. The Typha Australis infestation there is the driving force in African desertification. Clearance, reduction and control of aquatic weeds is the way to regain control of our waters. Their resilience makes this a never-ending task, which can be financed through their value as biofuels. This is the one biofuel feedstock that you harvest at a water profit.

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