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Canary in the Mine: Water, Water everywhere - Drought in Marshall Islands

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The government of the Marshall Islands dispatched a ship to supply drinking water to outlying islands Wednesday after declaring a state of emergency amid a prolonged drought.
Yep. That’s right.
Fresh water supplies have dwindled since January with the El Nino weather phenomenon causing an extended drought for a country that depends on rain for about 95 percent of its fresh water. Full

The pentagon released a report a few years back warning of the conflict brought on by the complexities of climate change. The report said:

abrupt climate change could bring the planet to the edge of anarchy as countries develop a nuclear threat to defend and secure dwindling food, water and energy supplies. The threat to global stability vastly eclipses that of terrorism, say the few experts privy to its contents.
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As the big thaw continues the scramble for strategic dominance ramps up to full scale.

Take a look at places like Greece where the water issue is a problem. And watch for the further privatization in the name of conservation. As we trade our freedoms for repression like in Australia

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