Tuesday 6 September 2011

World water shortages: Watershed

World water shortages are now more apparent than ever. The present dire situation in Somalia and the huge drought in Texas, USA to name a few bears this environmental degradation out.

"The United Nations estimates up to 750,000 people may die as a result of the drought and subsequent famine in Somalia. That figure eclipses the death toll of the Asian tsunami and Haiti earthquake combined."

Here below is a short film entitled Watershed from Temujin Doran, which is a brief explanation of how the planet's freshwater reserves have become depleted and is based on figures taken from the 2006 Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change, no less.

Visit the world water council to learn more, and or submit your ideas.
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