Thursday, May 14, 2009
Water wars - threat or myth?
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, “Water scarcity threatens economic and social gains and is a potent fuel for wars and conflict.”
But are wars over water an imminent threat or a media myth?
Seed magazine posted a debate today among 7 experts discussing historical and current events.
I was particularly intrigued by the argument that while many conflicts involve water, in most cases water is not the cause of war. [right, Lake Powell. Credit, National Park Service]
at 9:21 PM