The Asia Pacific region faces enormous freshwater challenges triggered by overpopulation, industrialization, and climate change.
What’s coming is bad enough if only Asia wasn’t starting so far in the hole. A report from the Asia Development Bank finds that two-thirds of the region’s huge population already has no clean, piped water at home.
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China does not seem able to come to grips with the pollution that is inexorably poisoning the country. While Beijing talks about green energy, including 5th generation reactor technology, it brings online a new coal-fired power plant almost daily. The country imports truly massive quantities of coal from the Pacific Rim, especially from Australia, with . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: China’s Water Woes
One of the great successes of the international community was the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea hammered out following negotiations that lasted from 1973 until 1982.Now we are facing similar, perhaps even greater challenges with rivers and rela… . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: We’ve Got Law of the Sea. Is It Time for Law of the River?
When you’ve got 60% of the world’s population but just 36% of global freshwater resources and a rapidly growing population and industrialization, you’ve got some serious problems. When you add wastage and massive contamination to the mix, you’re heading into nightmare territory.
Such is the dilemma facing the South Asia/Asia region.
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