Friday, August 19, 2016

avoir soif….toujours

Try to forget this factoid:
Most of Earth’s water is undrinkable, and most of the drinkable stuff is inaccessible—permanently.

Our customary sources of drinking water—rivers and streams—hold only six-thousandths of 1 percent of all potable water. The rest is in polar ice caps, glaciers, aquifers and lakes (most of them inconveniently located for most human beings).

Think about what global warming might do to surface water supplies around the world.

Stocking up on bottled water is a short-term solution.

Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization by Steven Solomon
New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2010

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