A Global Water Crisis, the Only Market to Rival Oil
By Nick Hodge
Wednesday, December 30th, 2009
………………..Huge Scale & Implications
What is often overlooked on the rare occasions that water makes it into the mainstream is the massive scale of these problems.
Yes, California is facing water shortages.
But so are 18 other states, according to the most recent U.S. Drought Monitor published by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln — including Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan, which border the Great Lakes.
What’s a potential $40 billion times 18?
And that’s without considering other areas of the world most notoriously known for dry conditions, like Africa and the Middle East, as Stahl referred to in her opening remarks……………..
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