food for thought
May 8, 2009 6:10pm CST
are we running out of water? the aral sea in central asia was the fourth-largest lake on the planet in 1960. by 2007 it had shrunk to 10 percent of its original size the five great lakes of the united states and canada - lakes erie, huron, michigan, ontario, and superior - are shrinking at an alarming pace. at one time australia's denilliquin mill processed enough grain to meet the needs of 20 million people. now, however, the rice crop has been reduced by 98 percent, and the mill closed in de- cember 2007. the cause? six long years of drought. according to an uzbek saying, if you run out of water, you run out of life. each year about two million people die as a result of poor sanitation and contaminated water, and 90 percent of the victims are child. what say you?
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8 May 09
It does seem to be happening, all over the world there are reports of water shortage this is why I think a worldwide effort should be made to use seawater seeing as they say the ice is melting and the sea waters are going to rise and affect the beaches and such around the world, I don't know how easy that would be but sounds like a good idea to me.
• United States
8 May 09
How did the Aral Sea shrink 90%? Wow! I have to wonder about this. There indeed is no new water on earth. I do no think it has anywhere to go either! Maybe it is just being redistributed throughout the earth. I am not a science genious, bt where would it go? How could it diappear? It's kinda nasty if you think about it. The water I am drinking right now has been around a long time and has more than likely been drank before!