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|Subject: Re: OT: Global Water shortage.||Date: 4/21/2013 5:43 PM|
|Author: JeanDavid||Number: 201104 of 227698|
We will always have drinking water. It is really cheap, and we can outbid any other use.
Some types of agriculture will be forced out by high water costs.
Life will go on.
That is a typically provincial American point of view.
In some parts of the world, water for drinking and cooking is so expensive that people cannot get it and die.
In India, right now, people, especially farmers, are committing suicide in great numbers because they cannot even farm enough to provide for their families, due to the lack of water. Some of this is due to climate change, some to water mining and pollution by CocaCola company, and other reasons. When subsistance argriculture is crushed to the point that life does not go on, I think your remarks trivialize an extremely serious problem.
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