Thursday, March 19, 2015

Water, water everywhere...what? It's not?

Water and I go way back. I used to sell water filters. I had a bottled water client. I remember one fact about water that stuck with me--all the water the earth will ever have is here now, in one form or another--if it evaporates and trillions of tons do each day, it falls back down as rain. If we muck it up with contaminants--it is ruined unless we can clean it.

It's not like water is coming down to earth from other planets. What we have is it.

A website called Able Skills -- http://ableskills.co.uk/water-facts/ -- has some other facts about water, which by the way, may become the most disputed commodity on earth, surpassing even oil.

-- We need 200 million liters of water a second to grow food.

--One cotton t-shirt took 25 baths of water to produce.

--A mug ig beer takes 91 liters of water to produce (but it's worth it!--aw kidding)

--Say all the water in the world was in a 4-liter jug--freshwater would be one tablespoon of it.

--One person in nine has no access to water.

--Half of the world's hospital beds are filled with people with water-borne illnesses.

--Every 20 seconds, a child dies of a water-borne illness.

The Elixir or Life! But more precious than gold.

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