Posted by: shipbright | March 8, 2010

Sunday Serenity…National Geographic Society magazine to feature Freshwater crisis

As readers of Fresh[water] Ideas for a Thirsty Planet we have been globe-trotting around the world looking at freshwater issues and the looming crisis of freshwater resources for a crowded planet.  You are more informed than the vast majority of people and in a couple of weeks the National Geographic Society is going to release to newsstands their edition devoted solely to freshwater issues:  http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/freshwater

As National Geographic says:      By 2050 a third of the people on Earth may lack a clean, secure source of water. Join National Geographic in exploring the local stories and global trends that define the world’s water crisis. Learn about freshwater resources and how they are used to feed, power, and sustain all life. See how the forces of technology, climate, human nature, and policy create challenges and drive solutions for a sustainable planet.

But you already know this…so spread the word.  NGS is pouring its vast resources into this issue, from beautiful photography, video, and a website…it should be a tremendous lift to increasing global awareness and the development of grassroots political will to address these issues.

Meanwhile, Fresh[water] Ideas for a Thirsty Planet will continue our globetrotting wrapping up the Tibetan plateau series for now and moving on to other continents.  As you know by now, and others will be catching on to, no matter where you go in this world we are all connected-whether we want to be or not.  The hydrologic cycle is blind to man’s political boundaries and cultures and it is up to us, not nature, to adapt and work out our resource needs.  No water, no civility, no civilization…

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