Going Green

Monday, March 24, 2008

Water Wars in the Future?

Yes, water is the problem, but blaming Global Warming for the issue is off base. Population pressures, urbanization, higher demand for industrial and agricultural uses -- those are the real problems. The problem isn't the quantity of water. The problem is having sufficient usable water in the right place at the right time.

Water will be source of war unless world acts now, warns minister

By Ben Russell, Political Correspondent
Saturday, 22 March 2008

The world faces a future of "water wars", unless action is taken to prevent international water shortages and sanitation issues escalating into conflicts, according to Gareth Thomas, the International Development minister.

The minister's warning came as a coalition of 27 international charities marked World Water Day, by writing to Gordon Brown demanding action to give fresh water to 1.1 billion people with poor supplies. "If we do not act, the reality is...(complete article here).

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