World Water Crisis Impacts Climate Change Says Author & Environmental Consultant Fred Pearce

Fred Pearce & Sharon Kleyne Say Water Is #1 Priority of 21st Century. Fresh Water Is Scarce Warn Sharon Kleyne & Fred Pearce.

Fred Pearce has fought for years for cleaner water and a wider understanding of the importance of water in global societies. Author of When the Rivers Run Dry, Earth Then and Now and other books, Pearce’s experiences as an Environmental Consultant and water researcher aligns his work with Sharon Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated radio program The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on VoiceAmerica sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®.

Like Kleyne, Pearce believes that the root of all problems on earth, including climate change, is the planet’s water crisis. Both Kleyne and Pearce point out that in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries when earth’s population was smaller, humanity could use water once, let it run off to the sea and wait for nature’s natural cycle to replenish the water humans needed through rainfall. But now the human population on earth has exploded. “We need to take steps to speed up the supplementation and replenishment process,” says Kleyne, “or we will face catastrophic results,”

According to Pearce, solutions to these these catastrophic results will involve recycling waste water and in some cases redirecting the flow of rivers. Describing recycling, Pearce pointed to Singapore, where recycled waste water is being channeled back into reservoirs to be used again instead of being allowed to run to the ocean. Kleyne, also the founder and director of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science® and one of the most respected international new water researchers, agrees that this model must be implemented in cities all around the globe in order to save lives and reduce the outbreak of diseases sparked and spread by unclean water and too little water.

Pearce, also a freelance journalist and expert on the relationship of water shortages in the Middle East and climate change, points to the Middle East where fear and poor farming practices have created an even greater desert than existed there before. Pearce sees the ongoing diversion and drying up of rivers as a major and devastating crisis. “Rivers like the Nile are no longer running to the sea,” he says. This interrupts nature’s natural process of replenishing water, creating water scarcity and hotter temperatures. “Most of us,” Pearce adds, “will experience climate change more through changes of water than changes of temperature. I believe that water will be the number one issue in the 21st century for all of us.”

“Water has got to be our number one priority every day,” says Kleyne. “What governments in the Middle East really want is water,” Kleyne says. So far, poor decisions have thwarted them. Pearce notes how during the war the Iraqi government forced the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers away from the marshes, effectively drying them out. “The more water you remove from the soil,” says Kleyne, “which is a living organism, the drier you make the atmosphere, which contains the water vapor you need to breathe in order to live and be healthy.”


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Despite Prosperity, India has Many Problems with Environment, Water and Poverty

“Despite the world’s third largest economy, India still has huge problems with poverty, graft, water distribution and the environment. There is much to be done, especially with India’s children.”

That’s how environmental journalist Robert Weir summed up his recent seven months in India, spent mostly in Calcutta (Kolkata), working with Rosalie Giffoniello’s “Empower the Children” program.

Weir discussed his experiences in India on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water syndicated radio talk show, on March 19, 2012.

Sharon Kleyne noted that she has a long-standing interest in India’s massive water problems and in the plight of the country’s millions of impoverished children. Her granddaughter spent time in India working in an orphanage, also in Calcutta.

In a discussion of India’s water problems, Mr. Weir noted that while India is relatively water rich, they have four times the population of the United States in less than half the area (1.2 million square miles). India’s water transportation and sanitation infrastructure is not well developed and running water can be unreliable.

Sharon Kleyne contrasted India with the United States, in which 635 gallons of water are used to produce one hamburger (including raising the cow). She noted that only 3% of the world’s water is fresh, only 1% of that is recoverable and most of the 1% is unsafe to drink. With projected world population growth and economic development, Mrs. Kleyne explained, the world’s water needs are projected to increase by 40% in the next 40 years.

Robert Weir arrived in India on August 2, 2012. In Calcutta, he contacted Rosalie Giffoniello, whose Empower the Children program educates thousands of slum dwelling youngsters. Weir noted that although every child in India is legally entitled to an education, government schools require shoes, uniforms and book purchases. As a result, many slum dwelling children do not go to school.

Empower the Children runs several small, informal schools in which shoes, uniforms and books are not required. Schools are often one room, with 70 to 90 students, ages five to 19, sitting on the floor. There is no running water and no toilets. The schools provide books, clothing, six nutritious meals per week, tutorial assistance, vocational training and even university sponsorship.

Robert Weir described the children as “Well behaved and eager to learn.” Most of the children’s homes are extremely small, with no water, sanitation or kitchen. There are community toilets and pumps but hand washing and baths are difficult.

During his visit, Robert Weir stayed in a poor area that was not a slum. The population density of 40,00 people per square mile was uncomfortable but he was uplifted by the religious diversity, and the sense of community in which all parents look out for everyone’s children.

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