Asian Water War

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    Water war in Asia points to China...
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    Water wars? Thirsty, energy-short China stirs fear
    4/17/2011 - Remapping of rivers in world's most heavily populated region is happening on a gigantic scale, with potentially strategic implications
     
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    Purt soon Vietnamese won't be able to fish inna Mekong river...
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    Scientists say Climate Change, Dams Threaten Mekong Livelihoods
    March 29, 2013 — Scientists meeting in the Thai capital have warned extreme weather caused by climate change will reduce fish stocks and major crops in the Mekong River Basin if countries in Southeast Asia fail to adapt. However, they also warn dam building, much of it for hydropower, is the largest single threat to fisheries that sustain millions of people.
     
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    Over 700+ views and I'm the only one to reply.


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    I'd better get some rep outta this, damnit.
     
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    You're all wet.
     
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    Asian rainforest and river system at risk...
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    Forests at Risk in Southeast Asia's Lower Mekong Region
    May 02, 2013 — Southeast Asia's Lower Mekong region is set to lose a third of its natural forests in the next two decades, according to a report by the Worldwide Fund for Nature. Forestry experts blame the current pace of deforestation on governments’ undervaluing forestry resources.

     
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    It's starting to happen here too...look up Lake Mead water levels, and the Ogallala Aquifer.

    At present rates of consumption, Lake Mead could be depleted in 10-15 years....that's the water supply and a huge energy supplier to the Southwestern US.

    Ogallala is the vast underground aquifier that provides the fresh water to the Midwest farming communities.... this, at present rate of consumption, could be depleted in 25 years.
     
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    Water is already becoming the next precious resource that men will fight and die for.

    International corporations like Nestle are buying up water resources the world over.
     
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    The Tibetan plateau holds the world’s third largest store of fresh water in glacier form, and feeds Asia’s largest rivers. One billion people rely on this water source, which is under threat because of China’s policies of strip mining, deforestation, damming and diversion of rivers.

    10 facts about Tibet | Free Tibet
     
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    The Tibetan people are "under threat" from the PRC in many ways.
     

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