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Subject: Re: OT: Global Water shortage. Date: 4/21/2013 6:50 PM
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"We will always have drinking water. It is really cheap, and we can outbid any other use."

Actually you would have to accurately identify who you are referring to with your use of the word "We". If you are referring to humans who life in wealthy, first world countries. You would be correct. If you were referring to all humans, you are incorrect because there are already humans in undeveloped parts of the world struggling to meet basic drinking needs.

"This is a remarkably stupid thread."

Indeed it is.

It is stupid because there are people talking past each other.

On one hand some people are looking at it from a high level macro point of view. Mankind will survive and life will go on. This is true because water is so plentiful, drinking water is such a basic necessity of life, and there is enough wealth involved to make sure enough drinkable water is found/created.

On the other hand, a group of people are looking at it from a micro level/individual point of view. Even though mankind will survive and life will go on, on an individual level there will quite a few people who will suffer. Most likely the poorest who are least equiped to handle the changes (and sadly enough those are also the least responsible for the cause of those changes).

It all just depends upon your point of view.
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