Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Act now to avert a global water crisis

Not on tap <i>(Image: Dieter Telemans/Panos)</i>

Water covers about 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, but how much of that percentage is consider freshwater?  In the New Scientist magazine, 350 water scientists were gather in Bonn, Germany to discuss the water crisis at the moment.   It’s very shocking to hear that of 70 percent of water in our Earth; only 2.5 percent is considered freshwater. The sad thing is that 70 percent of that freshwater is made up of ice and snow.  This conference main goal was to inform the public that water scarce is due to human behavior changing the global water cycles.  It also talks about how no one is exempt from this crisis. To have food security and better health, we need to realize that both depend on water security. Let’s act now, to prevent the crisis to get worse!

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