Originally posted by cavalryscout
Sit down and have a nice cold glass of water.....while you still can.
Water scarcity already affects every continent. Around 1.2 billion people, or almost one-fifth of the world's population, live in areas of physical scarcity, and 500 million people are approaching this situation. Another 1.6 billion people, or almost one quarter of the world's population, face economic water shortage (where countries lack the necessary infrastructure to take water from rivers and aquifers).
By 2025, 1.8 billion people will be living in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity, and two-thirds of the world's population could be living under water stressed conditions.
I want to discuss a topic that most of the people of the world take for granted.
Fresh potable water.
I think we should be more concerned about running out of water than running out of oil. I understand we need oil. I also understand the economic impact of high fuel prices so I care even though I don’t own a vehicle. I rely mostly on public transportation fun times. Of course I have family and friends who drive and I always chip in for gas, I don’t mind. Of course it sucks when I think of the money I spend on gas.
Back to the topic.
Here is some basic information from the world health organization. It is dated 2009 but in my opinion if anything it is worse today not better.
WASHINGTON — Drought, floods and a lack of fresh water may cause significant global instability and conflict in the coming decades, as developing countries scramble to meet demand from exploding populations while dealing with the effects of climate change, U.S. intelligence agencies said in a report Thursday.
An assessment reflecting the joint judgment of federal intelligence agencies says the risk of water issues causing wars in the next 10 years is minimal even as they create tensions within and between states and threaten to disrupt national and global food markets. But beyond 2022, it says the use of water as a weapon of war or a tool of terrorism will become more likely, particularly in South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa.
So maybe we should all cut back on water usage. Someday we may wish we had that water we watched go down the drain.
I have water stories just went for months with no water this year.
Who is this person that quotes the UN and has no story of no water, but starts a thread of how control of the resource and is a priority?
So OP how long have you been without water,
how did you deal with it,
and why do you believe the UN will be better at it then the humans that have the problem?