We recently received instructions to save water. We all agree that water is a precious resource that must be preserved.
Why aren’t the big water consumers targeted by these measures? Intensive corn, cotton and soya farming, concrete buildings and golf courses consume a lot of water. What specifically is being done to curb the massive wastage associated with these practices that we see all around us?
We should remind you that 85% of arable land in China is no longer arable and the fields of Ohio and Iowa have become deserts. And to go further back in time, the fertile crescent from Jordan to Iraq, the cradle of agriculture, is now a desert.
What’s more, we’re creating our own drought by pumping water out of the ground, because dry soils create areas of extreme heat.