Tuesday, 27 January 2009
Climate (Balmoral Plastics)
The world is running out of water and needs a radical plan to tackle shortages that threaten the ability of humanity to feed itself, according to Jeffrey Sachs, director of the UN's Millennium Project. Professor Sachs, who is credited with sparking pop star Bono's crusade for African development, told an environment conference in Delhi that the world simply had "no more rivers to take water from".
"In 2050 we will have 9 billion people and average income will be four times what it is today. India and China have been able to feed their populations because they use water in an unsustainable way. That is no longer possible," he said.
Above is an article taken from the Guardian. This prospect of zero drinking water is frightening. Issues such as global warming are drying up rivers and forcing people out of there towns into refugee camps in order to get drinkable water. New wells must be dug in order to gain a better access to clean drinking water.