22 April 2010

thirsty planet

Today is Earth Day, and as I’m drinking my mug of tea, I’m reminded of an article from the BBC News I read a few days ago. It deals with water (especially clean water)—or the lack thereof—all over the world. I mention tea because it takes less to produce it than it does coffee. But both of those pale in comparison to things like steak and a pair of jeans.

Water is the most precious commodity on Earth. (If you don’t believe me, watch Daniel Craig as James Bond in Quantum of Solace!) Water has “fueled” conflict for millennia.

It puts the words of Jesus in Matthew 25:35, “I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink,” a global spin.

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