I’m tellin‘ ya…if we don’t pay attention to what is going on for real instead of jumping on the bandwagon of the latest environmental controversy, we all may deserve to be sent to the cooler or perhaps the front!
For flag day, I complained about the lack of action or caring about polluted water….the very essence of life. I did allow though it was not just a Louisville or Ohio River problem. Well, on that day, news started hitting the wires about reports, perhaps originally derived from the Hindustan Times earlier this year, that told of the Ganga River in India. A very sacred river….it is now not only too polluted for bathing or drinking water, its so polluted due to sewage that it is no longer suitable for irrigation.
Its a dying river that is now not only useless for wildlife, but also for humans and agriculture. There is a saying that in Venice, no one did anything about the flooding problems until the sewage was flowing in people’s houses. While we spend money going to movies that spotlight theoretical potential or spend time discussing conspiracies like chemtrails….the very source of our existence….the substance that makes up about 2/3 of our bodies….becomes less and less user friendly. And no one seems to care. If you can’t go the waterfront in Louisville and read the signs warning of swimming due to polluted waters following a rainstorm, then read the Hindustan Times and other stories below. They may not have any signs on the rivers in India and their problem may be worse than ours for now. But the result will be the same for everyone if we don’t wise up. Who knows, perhaps the next war will not be over oil or another valued commodity, but instead over clean water…the natural resource we most take for granted.
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