Water, Water Everywhere

November 4, 2008

Another Bond theme today, (in Quantum of Solace, the evil Mr Greene is blocking scarce water resources), as Achim Steiner, executive director of the UN Environment Programme, warns that water mismanagement will leave entire regions “economic deserts,” unfit for agriculture or human settlement.

“Unchecked climate change will mean that some parts of the world will simply not have enough water to sustain settlements, both small and large, because agriculture becomes untenable and industries relying on water can no longer compete or function effectively. This will trigger structural changes in economies right through to the displacement of people as environmental refugees.”

Thankfully, we have 82 year old women like this, who won’t let that happen!

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