Swell, one more thing for me to feel guilty about.
Whether you think a "water footprint" is something to be concerned about
or not, you have to admit it is interesting to think about. I just found it
somewhat subversive, on my part, to see how much water the balloons wasted that
they had in their video. :-)Water is a renewable resource, but
sometimes its use has impact. For example, if there is a high water-use
production facility in a drought-prone area. Or, if the water is highly polluted
in the manufacturing process. Some energy extraction efforts pump water/steam
deep into the earth where it will stay for a pretty long time. Since
this article was just a roundup, I didn't go very deep on the issue. I may
in the future.
I am sick and tired of humans apologizing for using the resources that are so
abundant in this earth. They talk about water as if it will expire and no
longer exist once you drink it. No people, there is a cycle that returns ALL of
the water consumed back into the earth.FAIL! Don't buy into
yet another guilt ridden attempt to manipulate us back into the dark ages.
Just another assault on the "Western" lifestyle and pushing us into an
"eco-friendly" diet. Manufacture a problem that doesn't exist to
rile up the masses. Man-made global warming has been proven a hoax, so onto the
next contrived crisis.
Leave it to the large inter-governmental agency to manufacture a problem that
isn't really a problem. Maybe the global warming myth is losing too much
traction these days. Who doubts that the next step will be to try implement a
hamburger tax to feed the the hungry coffers of the E.U. and U.N.It's a false argument. The fact is a cow does not contain 20,000 gallons
of water, that is taken off the face of the earth. The molecules go into the cow
and then back out and then are eventually evaporated and fall as rain someplace
else. The fact is that beef production makes use of the world's
most abundant resource, grass to make a product high in biological value and
protein.Most of the cotton production in the U.S. is on
non-irrigated ground, meaning it just uses rain. Consumption of water is not the
problem, distribution is.