The Pressing Problems of Water Scarcity and Water Pollution by Dr. Joseph Mercola for Take Control – SubStack
From widespread water pollution to deteriorating infrastructure to dwindling water supplies, water scarcity is one of the most serious environmental threats we’re facing today.
- One key environmental threat facing mankind today is the increasing lack of potable water, worldwide, thanks to a combination of water pollution and scarcity. Infrastructure — especially in the U.S. but also elsewhere — is also in dire need of repairs and upgrades
- During a single week in September, 2022, E.coli contamination was found in Baltimore, toxic arsenic levels were discovered in New York City, and in Jackson, Mississippi, 180,000 people are left without running water due to a water system breakdown
- Hazardous water pollutants include but are not limited to arsenic, fluoride, nitrate, pharmaceutical drugs, pesticides, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and microplastics
- In San Francisco, wastewater from 37 sewage plants has turned the San Francisco Bay a murky brown, and dead fish litter its shores. The cause for the die-off is a toxic algae bloom, triggered by the nitrogen and phosphorous from the feces and urine in the discharged wastewater
- NASA mapping of groundwater storage trends for the earth’s 37 largest aquifers reveals 21 aquifers have already exceeded their sustainability tipping points and are being depleted, and 13 of them are considered “significantly distressed, threatening regional water security and resilience”
While the globalist cabal claims “climate change” is the No. 1 threat to humanity, necessitating radical quality of life sacrifices and the total relinquishing of privacy and freedom, there are far more pressing problems. One key environmental threat facing mankind today is the increasing lack of potable water, thanks to a combination of water pollution and scarcity. Without potable water, we’re in immediate lethal peril.
Groundwater aquifers rapidly depleting, resulting in water scarcity, higher prices, land cave-ins and water wars. On top of that, much of the world’s remaining water supply has become too contaminated to drink or even bathe in, and infrastructure — especially in the U.S. but also elsewhere — is nearing the end of its useful life and is in dire need of upgrades.
Water Contamination Commonplace Even in Developed Countries
News of dangerous water contamination in the U.S., reported in the first week of September 2022 alone, include:
- E.coli contamination in Baltimore, Maryland, thanks to aging water pipes and poorly maintained wastewater infrastructure.1
- Toxic arsenic levels in New York City tap water rendering it unsafe to drink.2
- The complete breakdown of the water infrastructure in Jackson, Mississippi, after the treatment plant got flooded, leaving some 180,000 people without running water.3 When something does come out of the tap, it’s mud brown.
As in Baltimore and Flint, Michigan,4 this crisis could have been avoided if proper maintenance and upkeep of infrastructure had been prioritized.
The Biden administration has now earmarked $429 million to help repair Jackson’s crumbling water and wastewater systems, but the final price tag has been quoted to run into the billions, and will take many months, if not years, to complete. In the meantime, residents are in a life-or-death crisis
According to the World Health Organization, more than 2 billion people worldwide drink water contaminated with feces,6 resulting in hundreds of thousands of deaths due to preventable diseases each year.