Monday, December 12, 2011
PEAK WATER is upon us!
With the tens of thousands of glaciers around the world all shrinking, some already melted out, many glacier-fed rivers are drying up, and with this, so will the irrigation-dependent agriculture around the world, bringing food shortages and famine.
The Himalayan glaciers, for example - all 20,000 of them - are melting. Together, they feed 8 rivers, including the Huang Ho (Yellow River - China), the Yangtze (China), the Mekong (Vietnam), the Indus (India) and the Ganges (India)..., providing water for upwards of 1.5 billion people today. Soon, it will be 2 billion and more. When, not if, these glaciers melt down and eventually melt out, where are these people to go? What are they to do? One thing they cannot do is to migrate, because there will be water shortages everywhere. So, there is no where they can go.
Some wonder if I'm turning from Animal Rights to Environmentalism. Of course not. In this time of planetary crisis, there is no meaningful line between the two. In fact, the worst of animal abuse comes from environmental abuse. Case in point, animals by the billions, wild and domestic, will die of thirst.
Some call me a "doomsday prophet". So be it. To heal our ailing planet, we need first to produce a diagnosis before advancing the cure.
All planet healers unite!
..... the Snows of Kilimanjaro no more.
To see one prime example, See:
Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)