Global Water Crisis Series—Stark Facts
Majid Ali, M.D.
Over four decades ago, I recognized three primary threats to our shared humanity:
1. Over population
It is self-evident that these global threats do not recognize national borders nor can be addressed by national agendas.
Two problems spawned by the three primary threats are climate chaos and global water crisis. During recent years, these two looming threats are become real with a manifest potential of cataclysmic global devastation.
In this Global Water Crisis Series, I offer some specific suggestions for children and people of all ages to take steps small and large to make their contributions to save our shared humanity from shared water threats to it, First below are the facts for all of us need to be familiar with.
Stark Water Facts
The United Nations stats show that:
1. Nearly 2 million children under the age of five die every year for want of clean water and decent sanitation.
2. 750 million people in 2015 do not have access to safe drinking water, according to United Nations
3. One billion people in 22 countries still defecate in the open.
4. An estimated 1.8 billion people will live in countries with water scarcity.
5. The rate of increased water demand now doubles the increase in world population.
6. Global water demand is projected to grow by more than 40% by 2050.
7. 148 countries share at least one river basin.
8. Over 90 per cent of the world’s population share rives and lake basins with potential conflicts that
erupted in water wars in many regions. (For example there have been three water wars between
Pakistan and India.
9. In 2007, during the Darfur conflict in Sudan, the enemy militia poisoned the village well by killing a dog and then throwing it body into the well.
10. African deserts are rapidly expanding due to water scarcity.
11. Depleted California underground water reseves are not expected to recover for seven or more years even if the current drought ends.
Water Can We As Individuals Do?
Looking at the videos of my Global Water Crisis Series listed below would be a good start.
Videos About World Water Crisis Series
* Water Cost Series Part 1 – Our Children Need to Know This
* Water Cost Series Part 2 – Blueberries Vs. Madarins
* Water Cost Series Part 3 – Beef or Beans With Spinach