Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Water, water everywhere? Don't kid yourself

Old topic around SPIIDERWEB™. We told you about this problem back in July, 2006, October, 2006 and earlier this month.
The world is running out of water and needs a radical plan to tackle shortages that threaten humanity's ability to feed itself, according to Jeffrey Sachs, director of the UN's Millennium Project.

Professor Sachs, the renowned American economist who is credited with prompting pop star Bono's crusade for African development, told an environment conference in Delhi that the world had "no more rivers to take water from".

India and China were facing severe water shortages and neither could use the same strategies for raising food output which has fed millions in recent times. "In 2050 we will have 9 billion people and average income will be four times what it is today," he said. "India and China have been able to feed their populations because they use water in an unsustainable way. That is no longer possible."

And I'll repeat what I said then. Oil will be the least of our worries. Energy in general? Yeah, it'll be a problem.

But friends will fight friends over water. I'll add to that. Family will fight amongst themselves over water. And add global warming into the mix and you increase the need for water.

The human race has pretty much painted itself into a corner and had better find a fucking solution for each of these problems and fast or hope the end-times people are right.

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