Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the by Maude Barlow, Tony Clarke

By Maude Barlow, Tony Clarke

During this “chilling, in-depth exam of a speedily rising international crisis” (In those Times), Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke, of the main lively competitors to the privatization of water express how, opposite to bought knowledge, water in most cases flows uphill to the rich. Our most simple source may perhaps someday be restricted: our intake doubles each two decades —twice the speed of inhabitants bring up. even as, more and more transnational agencies are plotting to manage the world’s dwindling water offer. In England and France, the place water has already been privatized, charges have soared, and water shortages were critical. the key bottled-water producers—--Perrier, Evian, Naya, and now Coca-Cola and PepsiCo—--are a part of one of many fastest-growing and least-regulated industries, purchasing up freshwater rights and drying up the most important supplies.

A actually surprising exposé that could be a name to hands to humans all over the world, Blue Gold indicates in scary aspect why, because the vice chairman of the area financial institution has said, “The wars of the subsequent century can be approximately water.”

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