The aquifers in Minnesota, the land of ten thousand lakes, are so polluted with nitrates and chemicals like gender-bending Atrazine, they don't recommend even showering in it. Corn and soybeans are more sacred than water here, I think instead of water a lot of people are 70% corn and soybeans.
I assume that is part of the plan, so you have to buy bottled water or filters. GDP, see. Water is like pollinators, essential to human existence. I think that is part of the plan too, to keep people from caring about the things that matter most. Separated from what is important they can sell us anything.
and in the end, you’ll just do it.” <==Isn't that the Nike slogan?
I find it interesting that this article in 'The Guardian' (where else?) makes no mention of the creaking Victorian public water infrastructure in Britain that loses millions of gallons of this life sustaining liquid every year through leakage. It conveniently overlooks the fact that , this summer, raw sewage is being discharged into the seas surrounding these islands. This is because the cartel of water companies that controls our water supply has persistently failed to invest in the infrastructure, in order to 'minimise operating costs'.
Such investments - in the unlikely event of ever being carried out - would eat into the rocketing profits that said water companies make. Meanwhile, we the plebeian inhabitants of these islands are faced with water taxes (called water rates) that are increasing exponentially. We are being taxed for the necessity of water, but have no say in how our taxes are spent. Somehow, the year 1776 springs to mind, I don't know why.
I'll shut up now and enjoy my breakfast of bugs (I particularly like eating Klaus the Cockroach), washed down with a cup of grey waste water that now has been 'improved' with mandatory fluoridation. (The second-greatest achievement of our former Secretary of State for 'Health' Sajit Jab it). Then, I shall take a dip in the raw sewage that now laps the shores this once Sceptred Isle. I never knew how globalisation could be so good for the planet and for my health!
"but what are we going to do, eat insects and drink sewage water?"
And in the Amazon some tribes eat forest tarantulas. They are GIANT insects. The Indians know how to burn all the poisonous spines off. The announcer claimed it tasted like crab. The Indian eating the tarantula with its juices dribbling down his chin grinned in triumph. "God has sent this tarantula to us to prevent us from starving in times of drought. We are so fortunate. We call him the blessed one." (I made up that last sentence about "the blessed one.") But otherwise this tale is pretty much as I described. I wondered how I could be so disgusted--and this aboriginal elderly man so happy. "You will own nothing--and you will be happy." WE ARE SO SPOILED. I'm trying to practice being happy eating bugs. This was a challenge on "Fear Factor" a TV show I used to enjoy where one of the challenges was how many disgusting things you could eat. You were disqualified if you vomited.
Dogs love toilet water, too. WOOF WOOF.
or they could fix the billions of gallons of 'cleaned' water that leaks every day (eyeroll)
You can be sure that the "elites" will not be drinking sewer water and eating bugs with the rest of us.
No. No one tells me what to do anymore. Especially not in relation to my health. Sorry governments and corporations you've blown it. I will NEVER trust you ever again.
These lords, knights and honours holders never seem to take the opportunity to criticise the grateful recipients of six-figure salaries; the senior servants of the shit / slop / slurry private companies knocking each other outa the way to bring us large helpings of the brown stuff 🙄
Water in London has been drunk seven times before. Water from the Thames is treated goes to upstream communities then goes through wastewater treatment (WWT) and back to the river. A downstream town repeats the process etc. Neither drinking water treatment (DWT) nor WWT remove refractory chemicals such as pharmaceuticals. Estrogen from the pill goes through and accumulates. Girls in London start having periods at single digit ages. Many compounds are endocrine disrupters ( sex change chemicals). WWT and must be upgraded to remove these chemicals, which also have synergistic affects. The same is true along the Mississippi and around the world.
So the drought disaster will be “fixed” if Britons start drinking sewage “water”, I call it dehumanizing (just like the compulsory public education system). By the way, farmer Bill Gates and the Monsanto bosses eat only organic and drink spring water, just for the record.
Fabreze has recently loaded the television airwaves with commercials for its new deoderant spray to be used on fabric. The ads show the spray in use after people sit on padded furniture (who hasn't had a house guest for whom that seemed warranted?), dogs urinate on carpets, and, perhaps, mom folds her sewage-fresh laundry.
Oh! This is perfect.
One of the major factors (MUCH more than vaccines) in improving public health and reducing infant mortality, was clean drinking water and sanitary sewers.
So let's fix that.
When are they going to call for increased population density and fewer regulations concerning food purity?
The real problem in Kansas is glyphosate pollution from Roundup, a herbicide in wide use here. The city water is a disaster. As for the reddish discoloration, it's probably rust, you find that in places with hard water, too. It reduces the working life of pipes and equipment such as water heaters. The only way to get rid of it is to flush the corrupt and incompetent governments which allow it down the sewers...
Indigenous people always relieved themselves downstream and drank water upstream. My city water has waste treatment plant and releases water downstream after treatment. The thing I don’t like is all the medications can’t be removed so I’m taking a blend of pharmaceuticals when I get my tap water. I use a water distiller. Only drawback is the natural minerals that humans have traditionally gotten by water running over rocks.
The funny thing is, nothing is perfect, but my husband, a retired doctor, for years wanted us to experiment with drinking filtered rainwater. So he got a huge barrel to collect the rainwater and then we bought a Big Berkey water filter. We drank filtered rainwater for years. I'm still here & don't have any illnesses from the rainwater. These idiots imagine they can forbid things, but humanity has always done an end run around tyrants. Davos will be no different.
The economic system which supports our lives makes wastes that are toxic, and uses up things which are not replaceable in our lives, like aquifers. It seems that we need to find our own work-arounds when we can. The "solution" the owners have been working out seems to be getting rid of lots of us.