The first month with five Wednesdays since the new blog launched, which was this last August, I decided on the spur of the moment to ask my readers to propose a topic for the fifth post of the month, and a substantial plurality of them asked for a discussion of reincarnation, which they duly got. The level of interest and the quality of the conversations that resulted were more than enough to make me decide to try it again, and so when November rolled around the same question got asked. The competition this time was a good deal fiercer, with quite a few readers asking for an essay on democratic syndicalism and other alternatives to the asphyxiatingly narrow range of systems of political economy that most people these days are willing to think about.
Access, Availability, and Challenges[ edit ] Woman washing at water's edge in Bangladeshi Village Humanity demands a need for freshwater for agricultural, industrial, and commercial processes.
Byup to 1. According to the United States Geological Survey USGSthe scarcity of fresh water resource and the effort to improve water supply is already a growing issue, especially in many arid regions around the world.
These dry regions do not have access to fresh water in common bodies of water such as lakes and rivers. Fresh water source in these areas is groundwater which is limited and quickly diminishing as it becomes contaminated.
This is exacerbated by anthropogenic activities that take surface and ground water faster than the environment can replenish it. Water is often only available to those who can pay for it or those in political power, leaving millions of the world's poorest without access.
Every day, million gallons of sewage flows from New Delhi into the Yamuna River without any significant forms of treatment. Much of the country suffers from a severe arid climate, with a few areas enjoying rain and access to water resources. Deforestation and soil degradation have made available surface water to be highly polluted and difficult to retain while the government does not have the capacity to develop water treatment or distribution systems, leaving the vast majority of the country without access to water.
It also has aggravated the country's lack of access to clean drinking water which leaves most of the non-elite population suffering from disease. This leads to the crippling of Kenya's human capital.
Bangladesh[ edit ] Historically, water sources in Bangladesh came from surface water contaminated with bacteria.
Drinking infected water resulted to infants and children suffering from acute gastrointestinal disease that led to a high mortality rate. This endeavor draw water from underground aquifers to provide a safe source of water for the nation.
At that time, standard water testing procedures did not include arsenic testing. Available options for providing safe drinking water include deep wells, traditional dug wells, treatment of surface water, and rainwater harvesting. Water quality Even after accounting for physical water availability or access, water quality could further reduce the amount of usable water available to a developing country for human consumption, sanitation, agriculture and industrial purposes, in addition to various ecosystem services.
The level of water quality depends on its intended purpose: Water that could be unfit for human consumption could be still usable in industrial or agriculture applications. Yet parts of the world are experiencing extensive deterioration of water quality, in some cases even rendering the water unfit for agricultural or even industrial use.
Physical contaminants of concern can reduce waters quality through the world. Specific contaminants of concern include unsafe levels and harmful varieties of microbiological and pollutants and chemical contaminants, including:Environmental governance is a concept in political ecology and environmental policy that advocates sustainability (sustainable development) as the supreme consideration for managing all human activities—political, social and economic.
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The table below presents an abbreviated geologic time scale, with times and events germane to this essay. Please refer to a complete geologic time scale when this one seems inadequate.
While the prior page was more about colonization motivation and methods, this page is more about good planets, hell-hole planets, scouting good planets, and changing hell-hole planets into good planets. WOA! World Population Awareness is a non-profit web publication seeking to inform people about overpopulation, unsustainability, and overconsumption; the impacts, including depletion of natural resources, water, oil, soil, fertilizers, species loss, malnutrition, poverty, displacement of people, conflict; and what can be done about it: women's advancement, education, reproductive health care.