W Crisis ater
The Greatest Crisis Most Americans Have Never Heard Of
FROM STEVE SOLOMON’S EARTH DAY BLOG FOR TAVIS SMILEY
“WHEN THE WELL is dry, we learn the worth of water,” Benjamin Franklin quipped wisely over two centuries ago, long before it seemed conceivable that freshwater could become scarce across the planet or anyone imagined the need for an Earth Day. Today, for the first time in human history, the Global Well is today starting to go dry—and we are all about to learn the painful lessons of what happens when societies run short of history’s most indispensable resource.
18 • Fourth Quarter 2010
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2010