I have to think that power generation (primarily for cooling water) beats out the telecommunication industry by a long shot in terms of water volume used.…..TR
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The two largest users of freshwater globally are:
first - industrial agriculture (for irrigation), and second - the
telecommunications industry, according to Antonia Juhasz of the International
Forum on Globalization.
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) . . .
craig k harris
department of sociology
national food safety and toxicology center
institute for food and agricultural standards
This should worry Michiganians and all
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