April 19, 2017
To the Editor,
Water is an ingredient every human being, creature and plant needs to maintain a vigorous life.
We have learned that in many sections of our Earth, available clean water is decreasing.
The astronomical amount of water being used extensively in mining operations, processing the tar sands and fracking is phenomenal, leaving lakes of polluted water behind.
Well known author of 17 books, Maude Barlow, has recently published a book titled, "Boiling Point - Government Neglect, Corporate Abuse, and Canada's Water Crisis."
She notes two examples of the disappearance of water on our planet:
- Asia's Aral Sea, once the fourth largest lake in the world presently is only one-tenth of its original size;
- Africa's Lake Chad, the sixth largest lake in the world, has now shrunk by 90%.
Canada's water resources represent about seven per cent of the world's freshwater supply.
Special efforts are being made to ensure that Canada's Indigenous people [First Nations People] have access to clean water.
We Canadians need to have a zealous attitude in our determination to maintain our limited resources of freshwater.