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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Confucius say: 'No water means thirsty humans and a powerless state'

China's water catastrophe.

by StFerdIII


China – the purported successor to world hegemony, much as Japan or Russia were touted in the 70s and 80s – is a communalized and rather poor mass of contradictions and pending implosions. One area which seems to be vital for life and civilisation – water – is in peril apparently in the vaunted, unstoppable Kingdom of Communist-Capitalism. This opens up a plethora of opportunities in business and investment, not to mention Confucian aphorisms such as; “He who learns but does not think, is lost. He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger." Maybe we can change that to “A country which sees an environmental disaster but does not admit it, is in great danger.”

Source Business Insider:

By 2030 Demand will be 2.6 x that of supply

China is expected to be 199 billion cubic meters short of water by 2030.

11 Provinces have Water poverty including Shanghai and Beijing [red colors]:11 provinces are in 'water poverty,' including Beijing and Shanghai.

73 % of Groundwater is polluted:

73.8% of groundwater in 8 regions is polluted.

77% of Key Lakes and Rivers are unfit for human consumption:

In fact, most water in China is unfit for human contact.

108 massive projects are distorting East Asia's natural environment:

Beijing is doing its best to spend its way out of this (and other) crises