Pearce traveled around the world, visiting more than thirty
countries, to research When The Rivers Run Dry, and the report he brings
back is, to be honest, pretty depressing but nonetheless very important to know
about. From the Indus in Pakistan, to the Yangzte in China and to the
Colorado River in the US, not forgetting the Amazon, the Nile and the Congo -
the majority of the world's great waterways, and thus the huge populations who
rely on them, are in crisis; and it's not just the rivers themselves but the
vast underground reservoirs that are being drained too.
The solution isn't easy but, according to Pearce, it is possible - we need to change how we think of water - instead of thinking of water as an endlessly renewal source that falls from the sky we need to think of it as a limited and precious resource that needs to be conserved - and he's not talking ...
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