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Matt Deis Professor Johnson GEOG 152: Climate and Life 10 May 2011 “Drying of the West” Response It is safe to say that the majority of Americans have never felt the need to be concerned with the possibility of not having an available source of clean water. There is a current ease of necessity within the American household that makes that question irrelevant. Why wonder where your water is coming from and how it is getting to where it is going when all it takes is the twist of a wrist to get a full glass of clean, good tasting water. The article at hand addresses this drastic misconception that the current supply of clean water is both natural and plentiful, and puts water conservation and sustainable practices at the forefront of what should be the concerns of all human beings currently inhabiting the Earth. One of the most compelling points of the articles
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Unformatted text preview: argument is the fact that the current availability of clean water is not a historically natural occurrence. The fact that, historically, the United States currently has or had a surplus of clean water compared to societies surviving during the Middle Ages, puts the proposition for conservative and sustainable practices in an even more important position. If the world is running out of clean water during a time of natural surplus, what is going to happen when the global water supply falls back to equilibrium? The article puts many things in perspective to water use including forest fires and meteorological climate, yet I feel that the addressing of the issue of water use/misuse is the most important claim to the prolonged survival of the human population....
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