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E-M:/ RE: / fresh water in the 21st Century



that water will be increasingly scarce and costly should be a source of worry . . .
 
equally a source of worry should be attempts to attribute decreasing access and increasing cost to population growth and climate change, rather than luxurious consumption (e.g., bottled water) and inefficient usage (e.g., overhead irrigation in agriculture) . . .
 
cheers,
 
craig
 
craig k harris
department of sociology
michigan agricultural experiment station
national food safety and toxicology center
institute for food and agricultural standards
michigan state university
http://www.msu.edu/~harrisc/
 


From: owner-enviro-mich@great-lakes.net [mailto:owner-enviro-mich@great-lakes.net] On Behalf Of Dave Dempsey
Sent: Friday, May 30, 2008 2:09 PM
To: enviro-mich@great-lakes.net
Subject: E-M:/ fresh water in the 21st Century

This should worry Michiganians and all Great Lakes Basin residents...

Water, Dow Chemical Chairman Andrew Liveris told the World Economic Forum in February, “is the oil of this century.” Developed nations have taken cheap, abundant fresh water largely for granted. Now global population growth, pollution, and climate change are shaping a new view of water as “blue gold.”

http://www.commondreams.org/archive/2008/05/29/9305/