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Summary
Introduction
The influence of the sun
Long-term oscillations of the oceans
Longer term climatic cycle
The crustal cycle
Controlling, preserving and using water
Distributing and husbanding water
Regenerating water
Vulnerability of crops
Major crops
Five Hundred Year Cycle
Hundred Year Cycle
1.political spite
Political spite
Famine
Mass migrations
Economic migration
Displacement diseases
Present attitudes to refugees
Dealing with the refugee problem
The needs of water
Unemployment
Seven scenarios for the region
Water deficient countries
Water surplus countries
Alternative scenarios
Desalinisation
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Water: The Final Resource: How the Politics of Water Will Affect the World

Water: The Final Resource: How the Politics of Water Will Affect the World

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Water. Up to the turn of the century the world's population had grown with water abundant in most developing countries. Then everything changed. Ocean oscillations (which affect the weather patterns) have altered, leading to droughts in areas that were expecting rain, and flooding for those previously anticipating arid conditions. The result is that around a fifth of the world's population will receive much less rain than expected. What effect will this have? - A third of arable land going out of production, reducing yields and increasing prices. - A rise in seismic activity leading to more tsunamis, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, which in turn cause climatic shifts. - A large increase in refugees forced to seek shelter in other countries. - Potential conflicts over water. - An immediate need to reduce the amount of water currently allowed to run to waste. - An urgent need to develop and invest in recycling, desalination and intelligent irrigation and new fuels, such as hydrogen and cold fusion. The authors address all of these issues and propose solutions to the problems we are about to face, or are already grappling with. This book sets out the power of water to enrich or destroy the lives of millions.
Water. Up to the turn of the century the world's population had grown with water abundant in most developing countries. Then everything changed. Ocean oscillations (which affect the weather patterns) have altered, leading to droughts in areas that were expecting rain, and flooding for those previously anticipating arid conditions. The result is that around a fifth of the world's population will receive much less rain than expected. What effect will this have? - A third of arable land going out of production, reducing yields and increasing prices. - A rise in seismic activity leading to more tsunamis, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, which in turn cause climatic shifts. - A large increase in refugees forced to seek shelter in other countries. - Potential conflicts over water. - An immediate need to reduce the amount of water currently allowed to run to waste. - An urgent need to develop and invest in recycling, desalination and intelligent irrigation and new fuels, such as hydrogen and cold fusion. The authors address all of these issues and propose solutions to the problems we are about to face, or are already grappling with. This book sets out the power of water to enrich or destroy the lives of millions.

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