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Originally posted by blamethegreys
I never ever predict anything, but mark my words, before this century is over, fresh water will be the number one concern facing the world. Wars will be fought, people will murder, and millions of lives will be lost over drinking water.
Simply put, we are using it faster than nature can produce it. We can't effectively convert sea water yet (which would be the only caveat to the above statement, should we invent the means). Humanities requirements far exceeds the supply, and when reserves are gone...balance must ensue.
IMO settling yourself into a location with a reliable natural water supply is one of the most important things you can do for your family.
Sociologist Michael Goldman has argued that "Industry analysts predict that private water will soon be a capitalized market as precious, and as war-provoking, as oil". Goldman says "These days, an indebted country cannot borrow capital from the World Bank or IMF without a domestic water privatization policy as a precondition".
The Bank is utilizing "the 'Washington Consensus' model of "development" to promote water privatization. Following this model, the World Bank is forcing many countries to commodify their water resources, rather than using their expertise in the public sector to acknowledge water as a universal human right and an essential public service".
The push for water privatization development plays upon "the shocking tragedy that much of the world lacks affordable clean water". This image creates "new opportunities in development, though it may have little to do with ultimately quenching" the needs of impoverished countries.
"The problem of water scarcity for the world's poor has been analyzed by the World Bank as one in which the public sector has failed to deliver, and has therefore prevented development from "taking off", and the economy from modernizing. If the state cannot deliver something as basic as water and sanitation, the argument goes, it is a strong indication of a general failure of public-sector capacity". However, "with the sale or lease of a public good comes more than simply a privatized service; alongside it comes a wide set of postcolonial institutional forces that intervene in state-citizen relations and North-South dynamics". One notable example is the privatization of water forced upon Bolivians by the World Bank which led to multiple protests including the 2000 Cochabamba protests.
Originally posted by eagleeye2
For all of those who think future hold great things for us, think again.
Another case, not related to China, but quite worrying is the Alberta tar sand industry, soon in a decade or 2 the center of Canada will be a huge desert and you def. dont need to be a psychic to say that.
But in a way i feel responsible for that
simply because i didnt, figuratively, slap enough adults in the face.
Originally posted by Unity_99
reply to post by abecedarian
The Jet stream is overhead, the gulfstream, and I use that word as a catchall for all the different currents or arteries that deliver mild climates and equalize, this world is in balance in an intricate, complex way, the structures, and they're all dependent on each other. So the canal may have an inverse affect on those streams.
The Jet stream was just thrown in there to show you how bad Fukushima is, there are currents above and currents below and on an island directly located in the hub both these global systems, an enormous disaster that is beyond scope, occurred.
By accident? Many don't think so.
Originally posted by peacefulwarrior3
reply to post by blamethegreys
I cannot remeber where I saw this prophecy, maybe someone can help remember. There were two and maybe independent. One was that when an accident occurs at the Three Gorges Dam it was a sign that many problems would occur in the world relating to Earthquakes or Volcano activity. The second was related that the yellow race (chinese) would cross the Yangtese river to invade? Can anybody remember?
In peace and love.
Not to mention that some scientists believe that the Three Gorges Dam has measurably tilted the earth's axis and slowed its rotation. (Source and source.)
"These days, an indebted country cannot borrow capital from the World Bank or IMF without a domestic water privatization policy as a precondition".
Originally posted by Echtelion
reply to post by thedeadwalkk
CHina has been plagued by our Western civilization... they just turn out to be even more abstract in their ways of "solving" problems... by making them bigger.