“Water, water, everywhere, / Nor any drop to drink.”

We live on a blue planet with swirls of cool liquid fluid flowing in river beds, falling off cliffs, and giving homes to those that call it the ocean. We live a place filled with plenty of other natural resources too, but we humans cannot survive without fresh water, and this blue planet of ours is running out of it.

The blue planet in which we live on is filled to the brim with salt water. Water that we cannot drink—water that would take a lot of money to purify, and yet still knowing this we continue to destroy the only source of this precious commodity that we can find.

I recently read about a film that details the political system of global trade that surrounds water and forces third world countries in debt to allow first world countries to control its people’s water for a profit. To be honest, I didn’t really think about the handle we had on water in this way until I thought about my own state of California. Continue reading ““Water, water, everywhere, / Nor any drop to drink.””