Depends what you mean by 'fresh' when talking about the water. Of course it is all recycled and has been since the Earth began. Water comes from plants, animals, humans, oceans, rainfall <~associated with oceans....could go on. The world has plenty water for al of us. Did you kow that the newest iceberg formed in Antartica contains enough water to supply every person on the planet for a year? Shameless self-hub promotion here lol. What I'm more worried about is the New World Orders plans to exterminate 90% of us within the next 10 years.
Izzy: IF (big IF) global warming proves to be real, those "glaciers" will have disappeared. If it isn't There will still be about 3 billion more people who will want to satisfy their thirst. Yes we are drinking the same water dinosaurs drank and pissed. It still remains to be only about 3% fresh. Could be a problem...eh? :-)
Nah...I don't care how many dinosaurs pissed in my drinking water. It does taste here as if it is still fresh piss but that's another story! If the glaciers at the south pole disappear, we are in deep trouble, but I can asure you that even if they are slowly melting - and the jury is still out on that one - it will be 50 million years minimum before it affects mankind, and by that time I will be dead, so I won't be losing any sleep over it tonight or in the near future.
Hi Earn: G'day! Are you familiar with the term diastrophism? Look it up if ya aren't. It's a process that, as long as this earth exists will continue. It changes all facets of the surface of this planet and it's been going on since this earth was created. it's natural. What bothers me is that too many people who do not act as nature demands, may screw up all that is necessary for life to continue viably. Who knows...i like to question...
I don't get the correlation between the population 9 billion by 2050 to the water drank. And the fact, that 3% is fresh water, is sort of irrelevant.
Mass produced bottle water, for which, hundreds of millions of people drink, is or isn't damaging to the human body? Your point isn't quite clear.
Are you saying there will be a water shortage in the future? Or are you saying that the water on Earth by 2050 will not be worth drinking or could be hazardous to one's life, so much so, it would kill them to drink it?
Cags: Sure be happy to. At the moment, much of the population of this planet has to dig for water, boil it to make it potable. If the glaciers disappear, they will dissipate into the oceans. To be re-gained, that water will have to be distilled or saved as it evaporates and becomes cloud that will eventually fall back to earth and re-enter the oceans.. Who knows how that increase in population and use will effect the mechanical production of potable water? There is no doubt that there's plenty of water on this planet. What is in doubt is the future of a burgeoning human population whose needs will increase. will our ability to produce meet those needs..
Well, if you take a look at how things are presently, and then add 3 billion more people, the situation is likely to be quite a bit worse than it is presently.
Simply because, we're not, as a civilization/race, making sure that the needs of everyone is being met, as is. If we are unable to do it now.....it is more than obvious that it will not be done in the future as well, should we learn nothing of history and change things to a better solution.
I'm not offering up said solution. Sorry, don't have it mapped out to explain it, even if I wanted to.
Cags: if the kinds of questions I ask cause me to be dumped from the "Hubs" forum....then this is not a place where I want to be. I will respond in like fashion. There are those people who respond whom I say to: "I will not lower myself to your level of primitive, childish ignorance by responding." I have typed that response...:-)
I appreciate your concern. Believe me, this mind needs no prompting in ref to thought and thinking. The damned thing is a involved in dynamic inquisition when I'm asleep....lol Remember the robot that was always seeking "input, input?" It defines ME! lol :-)
The glaciers are not going to disappear in our lifetime or our childrens lifetime (or their childrens, nor their childrens - ad finitum) We don't use the glaciers for drinking water. We could. We don't have the technology. The glaciers send cool waters to our deepest oceans, which in turn affect our global weather patterns. Most of our rainwater comes from clouds that collected water from the oceans. The oceans are not running dry. World populations will stabilise; it is not for the West to decide what other nations do. Mother Nature already has a strong hand in this, but when the poorer nations become enrichened and educated, populations will stabilise naturally. Why did you start this thread?
Izzy: To have fun with those of you who have no idea what yer talking about..:-) I've said it before: I like to ask questions that influence people to reply in anyway they wish....silly or sage. I love your replies 'cause they keep me laughin'! No! I'm serious! you are 'silly." rotflmao....ty!
cole: Well if all the glaciers go...and there isn't anymore ice on this planet 'cept in winter, yep yer gonna have to have a frig. I hope yer alive in 2050....if y'ar keep me posted...i'll only be 6 ft under ya....:-)