I have written in the past that the next major war, one that involves a considerable part of the world, will be fought over water…..and I found an article along those lines…..now I can return to my usual format of posting anything but politics on the weekend……Isaac is but a fond memory with lots of rain…..and speaking of water………
(Newser) – If you’re not a fan of black beans and tofu, you may be out of luck in about 40 years. Some of the world’s foremost water scientists say the planet will have to cut its consumption of animal-based products from 20% to about 5% by 2050, assuming we want to feed the additional 2 billion people who are projected to occupy the Earth by that date. Basically, we need to figure out how to squeeze more food out of our existing land and water, and a vegetarian diet uses five to 10 times less water than animal-based foods, reports the Guardian.
“The UN predicts that we must increase food production by 70% by mid-century. This will place additional pressure on our already stressed water resources,” reads the report, whose release coincides with the start of the annual world water conference in Stockholm. And water supply issues won’t be limited to food: The report notes that the need to feed more will come as “we also need to allocate more water to satisfy global energy demand—which is expected to rise 60% over the coming 30 years—and to generate electricity for the 1.3 billion people currently without it.”
There are some issues that are more important than the emotional crap we embrace today…..but as usual they are just ignored until it is too late to do something about them……..ignore the problem and they will go away. (BTW that is sarcasm in case you missed it)