Caring About Water

licensed under creative commons, courtesy suburbanbloke

licensed under creative commons, courtesy suburbanbloke

When an organization dedicated to the world’s water problems conducts a survey that concludes people care a lot about the world’s water problems, it’s good to accept the results with some caution. That caveat notwithstanding, the results of this survey are nevertheless not surprising:

The survey, commissioned by Circle of Blue and conducted by Toronto and London-based GlobeScan was made public in Stockholm, Sweden, on August 18 during World Water Week. It found that people around the world view the fresh water crisis as the planet’s top environmental problem.

The fierce impediments to clean water and sanitation, and the millions of premature deaths from water-related disease are seen as having a greater influence on quality of life and the planet than air pollution, species extinction, depletion of natural resources, loss of habitat and climate change.

One Comment

  1. Here’s what I wrote on Gleick’s blog:

    I am concerned about water. I am concerned about wine. The real question is how I tradeoff these concerns.

    (Come to think of it, I am also concerned about chocolate ice cream.. 🙂

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