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filosoful OP t1_jcjd0ub wrote

Landmark report urges overhaul of wasteful water practices around world on eve of crucial UN summit

The world is facing an imminent water crisis, with demand expected to outstrip the supply of fresh water by 40% by the end of this decade, experts have said on the eve of a crucial UN water summit.

Governments must urgently stop subsidising the extraction and overuse of water through misdirected agricultural subsidies, and industries from mining to manufacturing must be made to overhaul their wasteful practices, according to a landmark report on the economics of water.


jdragun2 t1_jcjmz6k wrote

We were all taught that this would happen starting almost thirty five years ago in school. Shocked Pikachu faces shouldn't be a reaction by anyone.

Happy to live where we get fucking obliterated by snow fall every damned year and it's getting worse with global climate change. at least fresh water won't be an issue where we live. Keeping other people from other areas away from it sure as hell may turn into one though.


lusitanianus t1_jckmlz7 wrote

Where do you live?


ThisElder_Millennial t1_jcl0600 wrote

My guess: either the Great Lakes region or New England.


jdragun2 t1_jclv5o7 wrote

On the nose my man. My brother lives near Canada in NY, my sister near the great lakes, and we are up in the mountains of NH. Actually my house is in a glacial valley, at the basin surrounded by three mountains. so even when they get 6 inches five miles in any direction, we will always get 8 to 12. And the temp in winter is always ten degrees colder than any direction in five miles too. We really get shit on here. My siblings get Lake Effect snow that's just as bad. At least water won't be an issue for us. Lol.


ThisElder_Millennial t1_jcmgm41 wrote

I was like, hmmm... place in North America that's rarely in drought, has access to lots of fresh water, and people can legit bitch about that heavy white bullshit that falls from the sky. It's either this or that.

Full honesty, I was thinking you might be a Yooper.


jdragun2 t1_jcoa5se wrote

I lived in WI for awhile. My form of NY raised communication style is not acceptable out in the Mid West. Fuck em, I like honest assholery over the saccharine niceness of that area of the country. Lol.