Sunday, March 18, 2007

1 BILLION people lack access to clean drinking water

"Every eight seconds, a young child dies from lack of water or a waterborne disease. That's the same as a 747 jetliner full of kids going down every hour. The majority of water-related diseases are linked to what humans are doing to our land and water, so investing in more conservation of natural resources is also an investment in humanitarianism."

It's 2007, WHY is this still an issue?! You'd think with all the money that is wasted daily, they could take some of that and put it to a good cause, for something that most of us take for granted. There is little in this world that is as necessitous as water is and yet, 1/6 of the population is without sanitary drinking water, what a wonderful world indeed...

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