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Originally posted by deltaboy
reply to post by Wirral Bagpuss
Meaning we need another asteroid that killed the dinosaurs for being too dominant and big.
Originally posted by AwakeinNM
Originally posted by Imhotepsol
Good and well thought out post aside from your last comment.
You seem to forget that the Western World has damaged more of the entire planet for oil, minerals, power even #s and giggles sometimes then China ever has. Although I do not agree with their ideas to divert massive bodies of water to struggling areas I would not be so quick as to call them idiots. Especially with the track record the Western World has in regards to the environment and mother earth.
I was going to flag and star but for your immature and stupid comment at the end I won't bother.
You are en expert in this matter, or is this just liberal guilt talking?
Originally posted by incrediblelousminds
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.
...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 eLPresidente
I'm surprised there are 3 pages of blame and finger pointing in this thread and nobody has attempted to even discuss solutions.
This last sentance reminds me of around 2002-3 or therabouts when Art Bell was dinking with mass conciencness. Something he said, that if you have cause here and change here, it is logical to think it will affect another place some distance away. or as I took it upsetting the ballance, and that's why he was reluctant . This was around the time of Mell's Hole was on his show.
Originally posted by Agarta
I am a little confused about this. Is there anyone who can explain it for me?
China is drying up because of not enough rain? I thought the had this thing figured out with all their weather modification technology and all. Maybe because of their desire to make the 2008 Olympics rain free they went overboard. Here are the ATS threads discussing Chinas weather modification.....
So whats the deal? They have the technology proven by their own words. Did they mess things up and now can not reverse it? Is it a case of... You can't seed a cloud that is not there? or do they not have the technology to create a cloud to begin with? I just do not understand.
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.
Originally posted by mystery107
Why can't we just live in constant peace and protection?
Originally posted by AGWskeptic
My concern with all of this is that as China finds itself unable to sustain it's population they will have no choice but to try and take resources by force. They're trying to build up their military but insiders say it is a very slow process and they are at least 30 years behind the U.S., so the odds they could effectively get their troops all the way over here are slim to none.
So where will they go?