Troubled Water: Saints, Sinners, Truth And Lies About The Global Water Crisis
Anita Roddick, Brooke Shelby Biggs
Anita Roddick Books, 2004 - Political Science - 138 pages
Around the world, one billion people lack access to clean water. Droughts, floods, and waterborne diseases kill tens, perhaps hundreds, of millions of people (mostly children) every year. And huge multinational corporations see a profit opportunity unparalleled even by oil or gold. From Bolivia to Britain, water supplies are being privatized and sold for profit, cutting millions off from the single most crucial human need. Meanwhile, consumers in industrialized countries such as Italy, Britain, Australia, and the United States eagerly drink millions of liters of bottled water every day--some of which is less pure than the stuff flowing from their taps at home--at a cost of about one thousand times what tap water costs. In America, beef-flavored bottled water for dogs is sold; in Nigeria, you can buy a bottle of water guaranteed to make men more virile. Why are the politics of water so skewed, and what's being done about it? This book explores the problems and the solutions, and provides resources for ordinary readers to get involved.
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There are some good things in here, but that is pretty much overwhelmed by the author's embrace of the nonsense that water has a memory, and that human emotions can affect water. For that reason, I have found myself unable to use any of the good things in this book in my classes, because there are to omany people who will accept that uncritically without examining the research for themselves.
Review: Troubled Water: Saints, Sinners, Truth and Lies about the Global Water CrisisUser Review - Tammy - Goodreads
This month's reading challenge for our library staff reading competition was to read at least one environmental book. This was a very informative book which showed it's facts in a variety of ways ... Read full review
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