Skip to comments.Humanity has 'broken the water cycle,' UN chief warns
Posted on 03/26/2023 6:22:16 AM PDT by Twotone
The future of humanity's "lifeblood" -- water -- is under threat worldwide, the UN secretary-general warned Wednesday at the opening of the global body's first major meeting on water resources in nearly half a century.
"We've broken the water cycle, destroyed ecosystems and contaminated groundwater," Antonio Guterres said at the three-day summit in New York, which gathers some 6,500 participants including a dozen heads of state and government.
"We are draining humanity's lifeblood through vampiric overconsumption and unsustainable use, and evaporating it through global heating," Guterres told the conference.
A report by UN-Water and UNESCO released Tuesday warned of too little or too much water in some places, and contaminated water in others -- conditions it said highlight the imminent risk of a global water crisis.
"If nothing is done... it will keep on being between 40 percent and 50 percent of the population of the world that does not have access to sanitation and roughly 20-25 percent of the world will not have access to safe water supply," report lead author Richard Connor told AFP.
With the global population increasing every day, "in absolute numbers, there'll be more and more people that don't have access to these services," he said.
The report also warned that water "scarcity is becoming endemic" due to overconsumption and pollution, while global warming will increase seasonal water shortages in both areas with abundant water as well as those already strained.
Governments and actors in the public and private sectors will present proposals at the conference to reverse that trend and help meet the development goal, set in 2015, of ensuring "access to water and sanitation for all by 2030."
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Gaea is unhappy, she will kill us all. Okay, let’s all repent and stop breathing. /s
Gravity in peril!
They’re ramping up. The rhetoric is getting much worse. Something is in the works.
The dumbassery continues. What are they REALLY expert at? Cleaning our wallets.
Just when you think they’ve hit peak stupid, they come up with something else.
The other “lifeblood” of humanity is CO2, the food for plants, and the insane UN is determined to get rid of it. I suggest we instead get rid of the UN.
If the UN disappeared off the face of the planet the world would be:
(1) Better off
(2) Worse off
(3) Never heard of the place
(4) What planet?
Go preach your rubbish in China and India. You gutless wonder.
Geez - get a grip dude.
António Guterres. This crap weasel is from Portugal. In case you do not know.
So, tell me…just what contribution to the world does the UN make?
It is far past time to relocate the UN to another continent.
The obvious solution is mass murder of Christians.
And eating bugs
The UN give Third World diplomats a chance to attend Broadway shows. You don’t want to take that from them, do you?
I hear the only solution for this phoney baloney problem is socialism.
I was thinking about Antarctica as the new continent for the UN to be located.
One thing that really should be stopped and really never started is companies pouring their junk in the waterways. Who thought that was a good idea?
Even trump failed here dramatically.
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