Thursday, May 26, 2011

Water Facts

There will be more wars fought over water than there have ever been fought over oil, you are often told. I am not sure I agree.
Oil is a luxury that is available and affordable but to a few. No matter what people may believe, we can live without oil.

But Water? Water is a necessity without which neither man nor beast can survive. When we start to run out of water, we start running out of life.

Water Wars, if they come, will make the oil wars look like mere skirmishes. Conserve Water today, so that Day never comes.

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I am also over at Burrowers, Books & Balderdash, delusioning about water facts.


Rosalind Adam said...

People have been getting worried here in the UK because we've gone for weeks on end without rain. How this country would cope if we had to manage for months on end I don't know.

Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - You are right; the will to live and sustain one's family is so strong that people will do anything at all to stay alive and take care of their families.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Wouldn't that be terrible if we did run out?

Laura M. Campbell said...

Water wars sounds like a frightening situation. Granted I'm not entirely sure we would run out of water, but perhaps run out of drinkable water. They way things continue with pollution and littering, it may come sooner than we think.

Stacy Gail said...

I believe that one day, perhaps even in my lifetime, water will become more valued than oil. I live in S Texas, and we've been hopping from drought to drought -- 9 months without rain, seven months without rain, and so on. Our aquifer is dropping to record lows, and the situation is made that much worse due to economic "refugees" pouring into a state that hasn't really suffered too many losses in the Great Recession. What does this mean? More people + less rain = alarmingly low water levels. What's truly sad is no one knows how to make it better.

Excellent post.

Chuck said...

Living in a part of the country that is victim of floods and droughts, you never know what the next year will bring.

LTM said...

wow. It's hard to imagine it coming to that, but I do conserve water. Even down here where we're surrounded... Great food for thought, honey~ <3

slommler said...

I live in New Mexico and being without water is becoming common place around the smaller towns here. Scary!!! We are in desperate need of rain.


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