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Is the water crisis a serious issue?

Do you think the US should put effort into fixing the water crisis?

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    Feb 28 2013: Absolutely!

    Did you know that the Colorado River will no longer flow into the sea by the end of THIS decade? Do you have any idea how many aquifers have been destroyed through pollution because of chemicals used as both fertilizer and pesticides - not to mention fracking that turns faucets into blow-torches? Are you aware that - regardless of primary cause - global warming is real? That means that more water will evaporate. People will need to drink more water. Crops will need more water if we are to eat. Population growth is dangerous at this stage of humanity's development.

    But these things are overlooked because your government has sold your survival (thus you) to the highest bidder. The more our resources are depleted, the more of a hindrance you are to the highest bidders, so something will need to be done to reduce the numbers of people like you. (The best way would be to start a major war - with an invented but culturally believable reason - so that the sheeple who are not paying attention will die, and attention will be diverted from a serious underlying problem that - if not addressed - will mean the end of most of humanity anyhow)

    The USA cannot escape global warming. It could escape population excess. It could refuse to sell our survival to the highest bidders in the name of profits. More and more Americans should ask themselves why this is happening. When they do, they will realize that money is not more important than people, and they will join together to bring the corrupted system down
    • Feb 28 2013: That is a very interesting point. Do you believe there is any way to fix the problem as citizens? Or do you think it will be the government who is regulating it and controlling our water vaults down the road. If this really does happen, is there any hope for the rest of the world or will the water shortage be the first step in our overall demise?
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        Mar 1 2013: Water is already being used as a weapon in places. Consider Palestine. During the Oslo accord, Israel agreed to drill wells in the West Bank. It was thought that this would encourage economic development in Palestine - so that it could become a viable state. So Israel dug the wells. It then piped the water into Israel and to those homes in the Jewish settlements in the West Bank. It then declared that its own water sources were to be secured and left untapped in the name of national security. Now poor Palistineans walk through the desert climate, past rows of swimming pools as they walk several miles with empty jugs to get the day's essential water.

        But I think that is a rarity. Still, it shows how access to water can become so severe that a corrupt government - that no longer serves the people - such as the american government - can cross the line.

        I don't think that water shortage will be the first step in an overall demise. I think that it's part of a perfect storm of events - most of which would be avoided if our government served us rather than the wealthy who make their profits on the backs of those whom they do not appreciate.

        The hope lies in working out the only available solution that I have been able to think of - but do it in your own mind so that you understand it. When enough do this, we will be able to reclaim a government of, by, & for the PEOPLE (rather than money). Only then will we be free, and with that freedom comes safety (for different reasons).

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