Around the world, fresh water is increasingly being seen as a dwindling resource.
In California, an epic drought is threatening a huge portion of American agriculture. The need there is beyond critical.
Meanwhile, up here in Canada, a whopping 31 per cent of all the water on the continent is draining away into inaccessible places like Hudson Bay and the Arctic Ocean.
Oh, and we’re already sharing the vast waters of the Great Lakes with our increasingly thirsty neighbours to the south.
The more we have – and aren’t even using – the more and more they need.
“You just have to look at the history of Canada to figure out what’s inevitably going to happen,” warns Lloyd Alter, a blogger and editor at TreeHugger.com.
“At some point, I believe the Americans are either just going to take the water, or we’re all going to make some deal and sell it.”
Alter has just written a fine and comprehensive article on the past – and future – of Canada’s water supply. The stakes are high, he warned.
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