Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Water Crisis Hitting Food, Energy – And Everything Else

Piped water has made life easier for this Laotian boy, who no longer has to help his parents fetch water from afar. Up to 1.7 billion people face scarcity. Credit: Vannaphone Sitthirath/IPShttp://peakoil.com/enviroment/water-crisis-hitting-food-energy-and-everything-else-2
Piped water has made life easier for this Laotian boy, who no longer has to help his parents fetch water from afar. Up to 1.7 billion people face scarcity. Credit: Vannaphone Sitthirath/IPS

Did you know that the jeans you are wearing today took about 10, 000 liters of water to make them? This article really changed my view in terms of how everyone is concerned about oil peak, but do we ever think about that water is also at its peak. This article describes how solar panels need to be wash regularly in order to perform well. It’s very interesting to know that water issues have not created wars between nations but it has created friction between them. It’s amazing that even when countries are at war, they can come up with agreements over water sharing. The metaphor of water, food and energy being the sides of the triangle it’s very interesting because if you break one side the other sides are affected. Water is in actuality Everything!

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