Category Archives: Water

The Big Drought

The end is nigh! Well not quite but we are nearing the point of no return if politicians keep sitting on the climate change fence in this US election year! In the summer of 2012, scorching heat and no rain … Continue reading

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Speculators Playing God with Food Distribution

Some three years ago I wrote a little noticed diary about speculators pushing up food prices and its sister piece, Panic Buying from Speculators: Casino Capitalism, both dealing with what I call artificial food insecurity. Reading the latest on The United … Continue reading

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Speculators Are Behind Incoming Global Surge in Food Prices

Back in 2008 under my old handle, Asinus Asinum Fricat, I wrote two little noticed posts on Daily Kos about speculative buying that helped to drive food prices higher (here and here), and surprise, surprise, our friends from Goldman Sachs … Continue reading

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The Ever-Looming Water Crisis: It’s Not Going Away, You Know!

In this US election year, oddly enough, not many politicians, if any, are paying attention to the incoming water crisis. Think about this: water is the essence of life, sustaining every single being on this planet and without it there … Continue reading

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The Stuff of Life

Water. Without it there is no life. To put it simply the amount of water in the world is finite as the number of earthlings is growing rapidly and our water use is growing even much faster. The alarming extent … Continue reading

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Water for Sale: You Will Have to Pay Dearly

A couple of years ago, I did a good news piece: Being a Futurama fan, I’ve always wanted to say this but could not find the propitious moment. Writing about water scarcity & food shortages is taxing and angers me … Continue reading

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The Amazing charity: water, in Photos

A couple of years ago I wrote a little noticed diary about a man who is bringing clean, potable water to thousands of folks in parts of the world where it’s badly needed. Read about Scott Harrison’s charity: water. I … Continue reading

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First World Food Imports Threaten Global Water Supplies

Currently, 70% of fresh water supplies are used for agriculture, but it is estimated that food production requirements will increase by 40% by 2050, rendering water scarcity a major obstacle to feeding the world. Since dietary habits are rapidly changing … Continue reading

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Big Oil Attempts to Destroy World’s Most Biodiverse Rain Forests

I have walked in a few rainforests in my lifetime, mostly in Australia and Indonesia. I would never forget the time I spent trekking through the majestic Kakadu National Park trails and being entranced by the amazingly luscious layers of … Continue reading

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Good News, Everyone!

Good news, really? Well, I’ve been writing so many bleak water diaries for so long (I am sure you are well versed about the current water scarcity, desertification and Climate Change) that I need to cheer myself up (and you) … Continue reading

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