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Black People : Billion-plus people to lack water in 2050: study

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  1. Amnat77

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    WASHINGTON – More than one billion urban residents will face serious water shortages by 2050 as climate change worsens effects of urbanization, with Indian cities among the worst hit, a study said Monday.

    The shortage threatens sanitation in some of the world's fastest-growing cities but also poses risks for wildlife if cities pump in water from outside, said the article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

    The study found that under current urbanization trends, by mid-century some 993 million city dwellers will live with less than 100 liters (26 gallons) each day of water each -- roughly the amount that fills a personal bathtub -- which authors considered the daily minimum.

    Adding on the impact of climate change, an additional 100 million people will lack what they need for drinking, cooking, cleaning, bathing and toilet use.

    "Don't take the numbers as destiny. They're a sign of a challenge," said lead author Rob McDonald of The Nature Conservancy, a private environmental group based near Washington.

    "There are solutions to getting those billion people water. It's just a sign that a lot more investment is going to be needed, either in infrastructure or in water use efficiency," he said.

    Currently, around 150 million people fall below the 100-liter threshold for daily water use. The average American has 376 liters delivered a day, although actual use varies widely depending on region, McDonald said.

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/03/28/billion-plus-people-to-lack-water-in-2050-study/
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    China, according to their own documentation, has a natural water supply at present that is only 50% clean enough for industrial purposes, let alone drink or bathe ones child in


    so guess what continent they will be going to

    to find willing "heads of state" to sell off their water rights while the people dehydrate?
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    We have oceans n means of de-salting the water n making it drinkable......lets try that out......
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    I remember hearing on the news or reading about private folk / businesses buying up world water resources.

    That was problee massa 'nem buy'n all da watah up and you know he gonna let us have some 'cause he let us have some now.

    What would we do if'n massa wasn't so smart and kind to us.

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    This was known about for some time. All the Geat Lake states and Canada have formed pacts, written laws and negotiated treaties to stop the Great lakes from being used for profit. Water will become the oil of this century


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    see ... i said it ... massa nem already kill'n erry bodee up for da oil ... watah is next.

    massa nem gon' problee sell that to us too ... for $10.00 a gallon ... if'n its enuff ta go roun' n you kin 'ford some.

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