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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Global Water Shortages Getting Attention

Looming Global Water Shortages

$60 Billion Per Year to Close this Resource Gap

By Nick Hodge
Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Energy & Capital

A crisis is unfolding that no one is talking about.

It's not financial. And it's not about oil.

Yet scores of Fortune 500 companies are worried about it. And at the same time, dozens of companies are salivating over the opportunity it presents.

The crisis revolves around water or, more precisely, the growing lack of it.

Of course, the steady supply of freshwater has been in question for some time now. Whether from increased demand, out-of-control pollution, population growth, or changing weather patterns... the political and business worlds are seriously worried about future water supply scenario. More...


ECO said...

Heres where Taxes on Water is going to come in. The government will start regulating water use from Springs and Wells costing the Tax Payers more money to use what was a right that will be turned into a Privilege. Home Owners and Business operators will have to pay taxes on their spring or well fed water to persuade people to be more resourceful when it comes to water use. You watch it will happen.

Anonymous said...

Lets all destroy our fresh water with fracking gas well water, then they won't be able to tax what is already ruined. Just a small down side is we will have to pay tax on the bottled water we will be required to buy.

Anonymous said...

You Tree Huggers are the reason they have to tax water.Where did you think they would get all the money to appease you? Do you think all the over regulation and oversight is free? When you advertise how important something is to you,someone will find a way to make you pay for it!Add the global warming joke on top of it and you nuts are on a real roll!

Brother Nature said...

Wow...anonymous....I think you have been drinking some of that contaminated water and the lead has slowed your thinking. If nothing was regulated, we would have cities like Beijing, China, where they had to shut down the factories in order to have the Olympics because of the smog.
You say that global warming is a joke, but I'll bet your kids and grandkids won't be laughing when the climate shifts.

Anonymous said...

ECO with the post of Wednesday, December 23, 2009 12:54:00 AM EST you have discredited all past statements you have made and or will be posting in the future.
In fact with that post you very well could have been describing Yourself.

ECO said...

To the Poster of Thursday, December 24, 2009 12:47:00 AM EST

Another Retard I see. Sorry I did not post at 12:54 you got the wrong poster. You need to go back to school and learn how to read. We are surrounded by Dumb People. I told you once and I will say it again Stupid People should not Breed. Now Move along and Have a Nice Day!! You just discredited yourself by making another foolish post that once again I did not post. Open your eyes you fool and stop following my comments and trying to bash me. I belive that you are now stalking me. Or I got a true fan.. lol!!! Oh btw if you are looking for internet relations check out,, or you can sell yourself on Stop chasing me around the internet!! lol..

Mr. Wizzik said...

Every ice age we've had on this planet followed an approximate 100 years of global warming.

For you religious zealots, this argument holds no water as you believe the earth is only 6,000 years old.

For those of you with faith in science, take a look at the major ice ages we've had. The earth experienced a warming period for roughly 100 years beforehand.

Some will argue that an intelligent human species with advanced technologies and industries existed millions of years ago, only to succumb to natural disasters such as ice ages and the like. Some of those who believe these theories say it was most likely man who created the natural disasters to begin with, although it's not really a natural disaster if man creates it.

To me it is most feasible that the earth was struck with a meteor or something else of significant size that created the initial explosion that resulted in the 100 years of global warming prior to the ice ages, but many do argue and with valid evidence that such an intelligent human race existed possibly millions of years ago on the planet earth. Wires and other present day technologies have been found buried deep within the earth in places such as Central America. There are just crazy things out there that many of us never hear about.

Just some food for thought. We really don't know, but consider it. We could all be griping about global warming when in fact an ice age is on the way.

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