Saturday, March 21, 2015

World Water Crisis

The UN has urged world leaders to rethink water policies or face a 40 per cent shortfall in just 15 years.
People don't care. Aquifers all over the world - including the US - are being depleted at an alarming rate. The ground in some places in the US has subsided by tens of feet over the past fifty years because the aquifers have all been drained. It takes tens of thousands of years for that water to accumulate and it's extracted in quantities that cannot be sustained. There are some places in the world that are not suited for agriculture on a large scale, and we're going to have another Dust Bowl situation if we keep this up and run out of groundwater.

Of course they mention "climate change" in the article. That lie is a given. Climate changes all the time, that's not the problem, the problem is people wasting resources. We've seen what happens when you try to farm in the desert, when you try to squeeze people into areas that can not support large populations (there is no problem with overpopulation, the population is just not spread out efficiently enough).

There is more than enough food in the world. The US throws away enough food to feed the entire world. The problem is that food is not distributed properly. If agriculture and food distribution were organised effectively then no one would need to attempt farming in deserts and depleting aquifers. But governments can't even let people vote for self-determination, so what hope is there for feeding the millions of malnourished?