Moreover, under NAFTA, Canada is also precluded from denying US investors and service providers the same access to Canadian water it allows Canadian companies, communities, and residents.
- In a draft letter to Congress, the U.S. administration has outlined more than 40 goals for NAFTA, including the right to impose tariffs on Canadian and Mexican imports; removing barriers to U.S. agricultural exports, which could endanger Canadian supply management; and changing the dispute-resolution rules.
The UN reports that demand for water will increase by 55% over the next 15 years.
By that time, global water resources will meet only 60% of the world’s demand.
This is a recipe for disaster.
The water crisis could affect as many as 7 billion people by 2075.
Africa, India, the Middle East, and Australia are in crisis but so are “water rich” countries.
In China, since 1990, over half the rivers have disappeared.
In Brazil, there is terrible drought in Sao Paulo due to the destruction of the Amazon and the disruption of the mighty “flying rivers” that carry massive volumes of water vapours released by the rainforest on air currents to the South.
Parts of North America are also in crisis, including many US states. The Ogallala aquifer is being depleted. A major international study on groundwater mining says that the Great Lakes could actually disappear in 80 years.
If you think this impossible, consider the once mighty Aral Sea, the fourth largest lake in the world, now all but gone from over- extraction.
- NOW you know.. research
The next time you are thirsty LOOK at your gass of water & thank God for it.
It is our greatest lurury afforded by fewer & fewer daily..
With LOTs of LOVE -as I drink my glass of water. Thank God.
Luckily, I DID not look at one photo of Trump - thankfully I was able to create this from my imagination, reading a current article in the Globe and noticed they don't call him President Trump... 'Mr. Trump. I made his hands too big.. next time.
New Bear Tomorrow.