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Is this a message from the year 2070 AD ?

A good Friend of mine, Nalini in India, brought to my attention the following:

World Water
Is this a message from the year 2070AD

LETTER WRITTEN IN THE YEAR 2070.

[The letter was published in the magazine “Crónicas de los Tiempos“, in April 2002]

This is the year 2070
I have just turned 50,
but I look and feel 85.
I suffer from serious kidney problems, because I do not drink enough water.
I’m afraid I do not have much time left to live.
I am one of the oldest people in this society.
I remember when I was a child of 5.
Everything was very different.
There were lots of trees in the parks, houses with beautiful gardens,
and I could enjoy having a shower for half an hour.
Nowadays we use towels with mineral oil to clean our skin.

Before, women had beautiful hair.

Now, we have to shave our heads to keep them clean without the use of water.

Then, my father washed his car with water
coming out of a hosepipe.
Now, my son does not believe that water could be wasted that way.

I remember there were
SAVE WATER
warnings on outdoor posters, radio
and TV, but nobody paid attention.
We thought that water was to last forever.
Now, all the rivers, lakes,
dams and underground water beds
are either dry or contaminated.

Industry came to a standstill, unemployment is sky high.
Desalination plants are the main source of employment
and workers receive part of their salary in drinkable water.

Assaults on the streets for a can of water are very common.

Before, it was recommended an adult drinks 8 glasses a day.
Nowadays, I am only allowed half a glass.

We now have to wear disposable clothing,
and this increases the amount of litter.
We are using septic tanks, because the sewerage system does not work for lack of water.
All the people look horrible: wrinkled due to dehydration, full of sores caused by ultra violet radiation, as the ozone layer is almost gone.

Skin cancer, gastrointestinal infections and of the urinary tracts are the main causes of death.
Due to the excessive drying of the skin young people of 20 look like 40.
Scientists have no solution to the problem.
Water cannot be produced, oxygen is not sufficient due to the lack of trees and vegetation, and the intellectual capacity of the younger generations is severely impaired.
The morphology of spermatozoa in many men has changed.
As a consequence, babies are born with deficiencies, mutations and physical deformities.

The average life expectancy is 35 years.
Water became a very coveted treasure.

Any green zones crossed by rivers are guarded by armed soldiers.
Where I live, there are no trees, because it seldom rains. If it does, it is acid rain.
We were warned to look after the environment, but nobody cared.
I tell my son about the green fields,
the beautiful flowers, the rain, how we swam and fish in the rivers and dams, drinking all the water we could, and how healthy people were.
He asks:
Daddy! Why there is no water?
Was I guilty ?
My generation destroyed the environment. We did not heed the warning signs.
Now our children pay a very high price!
Soon, I think, life on earth will not be possible,
as the destruction of nature has reached an irreversible stage.
How I would like to go back and make mankind understand…

……….that we still had time to save our Planet Earth.

*All such words need to spread globally. Words must be backed up by actions.

The World of Water Charity needs a lot more practical support so if you can help in any way, contact us.

Let’s get together fast to make sure the letter above is NEVER written :

Please think of Waterlife and your Water use everyday.

Please SUPPORT the educational work of our  Charity; visit our DONATIONS page  at:  http://www.thehobb.tv/wow/donations.html

World Water. Giftaid-it

No Clean Water – No Life.

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Grant
World Clean Water Campaigner

World of Water. Registered UK Charity No. 327188


Comments following COP26 Glasgow and on reading https://www.science.org/content/article/eve-climate-summit-researchers-sharpen-emissions-tracking

It’s vital to have the facts put on the table, face upwards. This doesn’t erase smoke screens, stop sleight of hand, lessen miss-information, wash away lies or eradicate views founded on hot air, but it gives us a fuller picture.

One of our first volunteers at WoW, Tracey, would walk the Midland’s canals with empty jam jars to collect whatever odd coloured liquids were discharging into the water. Taking these carefully to the nearest factory back door, she’d knock and enquire of anyone opening the door/s “is this yours and what makes it fit for putting in a canal with fish?”
As you can imagine, Tracey had a lot of factory doors slamed shut on her.

The reality is that polluters know they are polluting and they know that it would make a dent in their profit to clean up their waste. Today, there are some very sophisticated ‘jam jars’ out there. Let’s all use them to the full and publish our findings widely.

Grant


According to this there’s going to be a serious lack of fresh water in ten years. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000z2cw

Hi John. Hope all’s well with you.

Until our species restricts its use of fresh water to match the rate at whch it is freshened by the natural water cycle, I think it’s likely that fresh water will be in shorter supply and they’ll be a greater use of both desalinated water and partially cleaned water.

The writing was on the wall as soon as we started to pump up water from ancient aquifers faster than they refilled.

We can do things to slow down the way the future seems to be heading but I doubt we will. In the meantime, we’ll just continue to develop further food farming methods that use less and less water and make sure that Mother Nature knows that some of us are on her side.

All best

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Somewhere over a Bart. Anglicus rainbow.

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We have been using our Field Centre’s Rainbow-coloured umbrella a lot recently but this morning the clouds parted, we left the umbrella in the porch and went out to watch a double rainbow become more vibrant with its ‘end’ dipping into the King’s Stream down the valley to our South.

Putting the science of rainbows aside for one moment, this rainbow was a true Bartholomew Anglicus 13th-century rainbow  – a rainbow that needs Bart’s own poetic words to describe it:

“The Rainbow is impression gendered in an hollow cloud and dewy, disposed to rain in endless many gutters, as it were shining in a mirror, and is shapen as a bow, and sheweth divers colours, and is gendered by the beams of the sun or of the moon. And is but seldom gendered by beams of the moon, no more but twice in fifty years, as Aristotle saith. In the rainbow by cause of its clearness be seen divers forms, kinds, and shapes that be contrary. Therefore the bow seemeth coloured, for, as Bede saith, it taketh colour of the four elements. For therein, as it were in any mirror, shineth figures and shapes and kinds of elements. For of fire he taketh red colour in the overmost part, and of earth green in the nethermost, and of the air a manner of brown colour, and of water somedeal blue in the middle. And first is red colour, that cometh out of a light beam, that touches the outer part of the roundness of the cloud: then is a middle colour somedeal blue, as the quality asketh, that hath mastery in the vapour, that is in the middle of the cloud. Then the nethermost seemeth a green colour in the nether part of a cloud; there the vapour is more earthly. And these colours are more principal than others.”

The above is from the Gutenberg Project (over 50,000 free ebooks) and Bart’s words capture the wonderful natural experience of the colours above and around him. Whilst science’s words can also explain a rainbow, they do not cover the wonder of a rainbow. Here’s the Wiki version for example:

“A rainbow is a meteorological phenomenon that is caused by reflection, refraction and dispersion of light in water droplets resulting in a spectrum of light appearing in the sky. It takes the form of a multicoloured arc.”

See what I mean. Who is going to rush outside with enthusiasm to see one of those.

The view of the World we take is in our hands. We can see rain as wet and shelter from it or we can simply rejoice in it – and get thoroughly wet. We can sit on a cleaned stretch of yellow beach sand in the summer holiday sunshine and not realise that each morning, some team from the local authority need to wake up early to clear the plastic and debris off the sand so as to preserve the tourism trade. We can eat crops that take a lot of water to grow or those which grow with lower water requirements. We can waste water or save water.

Whatever your choice of view, remember that many small farmers and households are now finding it impossible to dig wells deep enough to reach clean water due to intensive large scale water extraction from ancient aquifers for industrial farming and other high profit-making exploits.

As you use the water presently available to you, remember that your global neighbour has water requirements too. If there’s not enough clean water to go round ……. then what?

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“Somewhere over the rainbow skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true”