Sunday, February 24, 2008

"Forget the Oil! I want water!"

What stood out to me most in the exhibit was a quote that went along the lines of "Forget the Oil! I want water!" At the time the man was quoted, there was presumably oil everywhere, yet no water nearby. We've seen the significant effect oil has had on every region it’s found and exploited in, whether that effect be positive or negative, or a mix of both. That oil, and the money it brings in, doesn't mean anything though, until the basics needs of people are met first. Which also brings me to what many think is the next big fight over a natural resource: the fight over water.

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