Guest Article by: Kaylee White
Ghergich & Co.
We’ve got so much water, the globe is nearly covered in it—right? I mean, 70 percent of the world’s surface is water, so what’s there to worry about?
That’s not exactly true. Most of that water isn’t freshwater, which means it’s not usable for what we need to do to live—drink it, use it in cooking, use it to grow crops.
And there are increasing threats to our water supply, including climate change (with wild cycles of weather that impact how much rain we receive), over-use, and pollution by things such as industrial agriculture.
All in all, that’s why water scarcity is a growing concern not just for experts but for everyday people.
Think about this statistic and how it impacts the availability of water: 500 million people live in places where humans consume water at twice the rate it’s replenished by rain. So what can you do about it?
This graphic explains it all.