Today is Blog Action Day
The Theme is Water
How this half of the Industrial World live
The pictures shown above (click on the pictures to enlarge) show a very small proportion of the abundance of water in parts of Europe.
While some of this water is being stored for Industry, consumption and irrigation.
Much of it is considered a leisure facility.
Vast quantities are used for Aquariums centres, Water Theme Parks, to Water Features and Swimming pools.
Irrigation of Golf Clubs and Private lands held by Stately Home owners.
Here in the UK, animal owners are breaking the law, if their animals are not provided with fresh and adequate drinking water.
I am amongst those who check that the garden birds have fresh drinking and bathing water each day and more checks on it in the summer, when they have higher needs for their young.
The other half of the World though do not have the means to slake their thirst, let alone even consider this style of water abuse, that is happening all the time in this part of the world.
Is out of Sight out of Mind
There are nearly one billion people who lack access to clean water, in the developing world.
There is a belief that the earth contains a specific amount of fresh water.
This is being used and abused never to be replenished.
Are we too, to join the above deprived people eventually.
Quite a mind provoking thought.
Conservation starts at home.
Today the plight of the developing world is being brought to your attention.
Please act now. Remember There but for the grace of God go I.
Building Wells: organisations like Water.org and charity:water, are leading the move to bring water into the developing world.
It is never too late to help others, nor is your offer too small.
Give a Christmas gift to humanity, the gift of life.
Please visit Blog Action Day.org for more details of what is happening and what you may be able to help with to create change.
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