Saturday, November 07, 2009

A few excerpts from the Global Environment Outlook report

I am still reading the GEO report

We humans, like most animals on Earth, rely largely on water for our sustenance. Directly by drinking; indirectly by applying it for irrigation, aquaculture, industry etc

The knowledge that over two-thirds (2/3) of the surface of this Earth is water is common-place. The knowledge that barely 3% of all the water on Earth is sufficiently desalinated as to be available for human use is less common.

The sub-continent is home to one of the largest concentration of species in the world

At present, the subcontinent is still one of the single largest concentrations of arable land

In it's scientific detached manner, the report illustrates the impact of our historic/existing consumption patterns

Whilst interiors risk drought, populations near sea-shores are at the risk of shoreline degradation.