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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- Spring '08
- Middle Ages, Water supply, Matt Deis