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Water, water everywhere: But is there enough to drink?
Increasing temperatures and populations threaten a precious element and pose a serious problem. What can we do about protecting our most vital resource? The next time you open a can of soft drink, consider where the water inside it came from. The H20 in an Indian can of Coca-Cola includes treated rainwater, while the contents in the Maldives may once have been seawater. Well, And both populations and temperatures are ever-rising, meaning that the freshwater we do have is under severe pressure. In other words, the near future presents one big freshwater drain after the next.
These questions might not ever even cross our minds. Does that sound like you? If so, you might live in a community with a reliable source of water. Communities use water from water supplies for many purposes. Drinking water is one of them. Other purposes include irrigation on farms, construction, manufacturing, and cleaning.
As the global population grows, so does the need for water. The Worldwatch Institute says increased demands for food, energy and industry, along with climate change, could lead to water scarcity in some places. The warning comes on World Water Day, March Worldwatch says billions of people are already facing some kind of water scarcity or shortage. And almost 1.
Does the world have enough water?
By Alexandra Witze. August 16, at am. F reshwater is crucial for drinking, washing, growing food, producing energy and just about every other aspect of modern life. A major United Nations report, released in June, shows that the world is not on track to meet a U. Two main factors are pushing the planet toward a thirstier future: population growth and climate change. For the first, the question is how to balance more people against the finite amount of water available.
All rights reserved. There is the same amount of freshwater on earth as there always has been, but the population has exploded, leaving the world's water resources in crisis. The water you drink today has likely been around in one form or another since dinosaurs roamed the Earth , hundreds of millions of years ago. While the amount of freshwater on the planet has remained fairly constant over time—continually recycled through the atmosphere and back into our cups—the population has exploded. This means that every year competition for a clean, copious supply of water for drinking, cooking, bathing, and sustaining life intensifies.
Do you think Earth will ever run out of water? Your question is a good one. So it might appear that our planet may one day run out of water. Fortunately, that is not the case. Over millions of years, much of this water is recycled between the inner Earth, the oceans and rivers, and the atmosphere.