A Global Water Crisis
Water Scarcity Hits New Levels
We use it in everything. Without food someone can last several weeks, but go without water and we die within a few days.
Yet, it's still something most of us take for granted. We leave the shower running so the water will heat up, keep the sink going while we brush our teeth, leave the hose on and accidentally over water our rosebushes –we're all guilty of too much water consumption because we don't think of it as a precious commodity, not like gold or oil. But the truth is, water is one of the most valuable commodities on this earth, without it, we cannot survive.
And we're running out...
The water crisis in Southern California has been a topic of discussion and news articles for a years now. We know that it's bad, and has led to severe restrictions on water consumption. Unfortunately, most of us view the water crisis as something that either doesn't affect us, or as nothing more than a problem of brown grass and kids crying because they can't jump in the sprinkler.
The truth, however, is much more sobering.
A Rising Tide of Demand
Global demand for water is expected to increase 55% by 2025, and with the world currently unable to meet its current water demands, this rising tide of demand will inevitably overwhelm our water resources.
Right now, more than 4 billion people cannot access enough water to meet their needs. Of course, with their needs doubling in the next ten years, you can see why we have a global crisis on our hands.
And while richer countries might enact nation-wide restrictions on how much water to use for gardens and showering, poorer countries simply don't have enough water for people to drink, its citizens dying from thirst everyday.
It's just one of the reasons why we need to focus on our water consumption today — before we hit crisis levels!
And make no mistake, this crisis practically guarantees that water stocks will soon become more valuable than gold.
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Until next time,
A true insider in the energy markets, Keith is one of few financial reporters to have visited the Alberta oil sands. His research has helped thousands of investors capitalize from the rapidly changing face of energy. Keith connects with hundreds of thousands of readers as the Managing Editor of Energy & Capital as well as Investment Director of Angel Publishing's Energy Investor. For years, Keith has been providing in-depth coverage of the Bakken, the Haynesville Shale, and the Marcellus natural gas formations — all ahead of the mainstream media. For more on Keith, go to his editor's page.
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