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Growing world population and water scarcity: the likelihood of water wars

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The United Nations estimates that the world's population will grow to 2050 billion by 9,7. It would seem, what's wrong with that - after all, already in 2019 there were 7,7 billion of us? Alas, a purely arithmetic increase in the number of earthlings goes hand in hand with other processes that no longer carry optimism. The ecological system of our planet is not adapted either to such a number of "residents", and even more so to a completely barbaric treatment from their (our) side. The natural resources of the Earth are melting at an alarming rate, and more and more of its territory is becoming generally unsuitable for human life.


According to leading experts in the field of ecology (not politicians who make their careers on it, but really serious scientists), in the very near future, the greatest value in our world will not be precious metals or even oil and gas. Water, the most ordinary water, without which not a single person can live a day, today is turning not just into a shortage, but into an object of desire for countries that are ready to unleash wars because of it.

For example, the reason for the conflict between Egypt and Ethiopia, which is about to turn into an armed confrontation, is the intention of the latter to build a colossal dam in the upper Nile, necessary for the electrification and industrialization of the country. In Cairo, they consider the implementation of this project a death sentence for themselves and are ready to unleash a war for the Nile water. The Turks also risk conflicts with their neighbors if they continue to build dams on the Tigris and Euphrates. However, why go so far - our country has been trying for many years to resolve the issue of water supply to Crimea, used by Kiev for an increasingly cynical blackmail. But patience can burst ...

However, all the current problems, according to the forecasts of scientists, will fade before the colossal, critical shortage of drinking water that awaits humanity by the middle of this century. According to analysts of the same UN, by that time more than 6 billion people will suffer from this disaster - that is, almost two-thirds of the world's inhabitants! The number of potential victims of such a situation lends itself to accounting with great difficulty. After all, the lack of water kills not only thirst ... It also leads to hunger - for farming without irrigation is already impossible in many regions of the world, and their number is growing rapidly.

Another consequence of water shortage is the resulting diseases, epidemics, which almost inevitably break out in overpopulated areas experiencing problems with water supply. According to medical standards, a modern person needs 50 liters of water per day. The minimum "threshold" is 30 liters. Of these, 5 are required for drinking and cooking (at least 1,5-2 liters of liquid a person must take “inside” daily for normal body functioning), the rest - 25 for sanitary and hygienic needs.

Otherwise, there will be a terrible reckoning - it is insanitary conditions that are the second cause of death of children in the world, about 2 million of whom died annually from intestinal infectious diseases caused by it a decade and a half ago. Has this statistics changed for the better now? It is highly doubtful. It is absolutely unknown what new ailment can appear and spread across the planet in such conditions - perhaps something before which the coronavirus will seem a slight indisposition ...

Water, like the vast majority of resources and benefits of life, is distributed among people extremely unevenly. Residents of the United States easily consume 400 liters of it a day, without thinking about saving. Europeans are about half the size. In some regions of Africa and Central Asia, the consumption rate of life-giving water and 5 liters daily is an unattainable dream for most residents. What geopolitical cataclysms can all this lead to? There are some indications already available today.

Potential hotbeds of wars for water, which, together with hunger and disease can claim millions of lives, may well become the Jordan River basin, where the Arab-Israeli enmity, multiplied by thirst, risks going into a deadly battle for 1% of the world's fresh water located in the Middle East with its 5% of the world population. The Mesopotamia region is no less explosive. For the waters of the Tigris and Euphrates, which Turkey is increasingly trying to control, war is also likely. Without a doubt, Africa, especially its northern part, as well as Angola and Namibia, is in the "risk zone".

India, one of the most densely populated countries in the world, is experiencing huge problems with water supply today. Potential adversaries in the event of a military crisis, which will inevitably result in attempts to resolve them by force are Pakistan and China, relations with which this country, to put it mildly, are strained. In this regard, the likelihood of wars for water in a limited area, where today a total of XNUMX billion people live (excluding the population of the aforementioned PRC and Pakistan) is high.

Given that many countries already experiencing water hunger today have nuclear weapon, the prospect looms extremely disturbing. And, by the way, Russia, which currently possesses (according to various estimates) from 20% to 25% of the resources of the planet's drinkable water, should also think about whether it will have to defend this wealth with arms in hand.

Growing world population and water scarcity: the likelihood of water wars


Without a doubt, water wars are one of the surest ways of self-destruction for all earthlings. One way or another, but this problem must be solved by peaceful means and methods. Someone sees salvation in large-scale desalination of salty sea water, someone - in the industrial "development" of the ice of the Arctic and Antarctic, capable of "watering" the inhabitants of the Earth. However, the most important, perhaps, is the rejection of thoughtless and predatory use of natural resources by mankind. Those that remained ...
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  1. NDR-791
    NDR-791 12 January 2021 12: 30
    +10
    will it not be necessary to defend this wealth with arms in hand?
    That is why we have it, that weapon. They not only went to us for water and it looks like they will try again and again. Although I would not want to.
    1. Evil543
      Evil543 12 January 2021 12: 33
      +1
      A furry animal then India. China will devour it, reducing its population
    2. Sling cutter
      Sling cutter 12 January 2021 12: 37
      +14
      There is no shortage of water resources in Russia and in the foreseeable future there will not be, only on one condition, if we ourselves do not dirtied everything around, which is quite likely in light of the latest fuel spills and other shit.
      1. Volodin
        Volodin 12 January 2021 12: 44
        +12
        Quote: Stroporez
        There is no shortage of water resources in Russia and will not be in the foreseeable future

        Friends, let's not engage in hating. Crimea is Russia, and Crimea has big problems with fresh water ("thanks" to Ukrainian partners ...). So, there are problems, and if they are not addressed in a timely manner, they can get worse.
        1. Sling cutter
          Sling cutter 12 January 2021 12: 54
          +5
          Quote: Volodin
          Crimea is Russia, and Crimea has big problems with fresh water

          Yes, indeed, I meant the mainland, and Crimea is a separate and very difficult story. In Crimea, without a Crimean canal, it will be tight with water, so somehow we need to negotiate with the ruin, for example, gas in exchange for water, in general, look for options.
          1. bk316
            bk316 12 January 2021 13: 01
            +9
            Yes indeed, I meant the mainland,

            The mainland is not that simple either. Take the Astrakhan region or Kalmykia, the Volga is slowly becoming shallower, and water for irrigation is taken from it, and without irrigation nothing grows there.
            Or my dacha Ostashkov (upper Volga region), all the swamps dried up many years ago, small rivers turned into puddles, lakes sat down, and here the Volga begins. Yes, in Siberia, especially in the east, there is a lot of water, but it's far away ...
            1. Sling cutter
              Sling cutter 12 January 2021 13: 08
              +5
              Quote: bk316
              Or my dacha Ostashkov (upper Volga region), all the swamps dried up many years ago, small rivers turned into puddles, lakes sat down, and here the Volga begins.

              I was in your area in 1989, Seliger was beautiful, there was darkness of fish and mushrooms, and the area was really swampy. Baloo correctly wrote Al without a forest there will be no water, and we cut the forest.
              There is another factor, uncontrolled drilling of wells and legal entities. and physical by persons.
              1. Simargl
                Simargl 15 January 2021 06: 23
                0
                Quote: Stroporez
                There is another factor, uncontrolled drilling of wells and legal entities. and physical by persons.
                What wells ?! Those structures that are drilled by "legal entities and individuals" are Abyssinian wells, i.e. wells, but having a small diameter and designed for pumping water out by a pump.
            2. tihonmarine
              tihonmarine 12 January 2021 13: 13
              +6
              Quote: bk316
              Or my dacha Ostashkov (upper Volga region), all the swamps dried up many years ago, small rivers turned into puddles, lakes sat down, and here the Volga begins.

              The land reclamation under Khrushchev did no less harm to nature than Khrushchev himself did to the country.
              1. bondrostov
                bondrostov 12 January 2021 13: 43
                +6
                Here in the Rostov region, on the contrary, every spring the lower reaches of the Don float in my well of 3 m in total, the water is almost close to ground level. The hole has already been dug by water .. So I don’t know where to go from this water, even the basement cannot be dug .. sad
                1. Vadim237
                  Vadim237 12 January 2021 16: 25
                  -1
                  Build small but deep reservoirs in the lower reaches of the Don, where all your water will go.
            3. Vadim237
              Vadim237 12 January 2021 16: 48
              0
              There is an option with the water problem in the South, as well as climate mitigation in the region, planting thousands of kilometers of forest belts, including on the border with Kazakhstan, the construction of reservoirs for land reclamation, and for their filling, the construction of a concrete water canal from eastern Siberia to take part of the flow of deep rivers and create similar channels in flood regions here recently began to say that the Caspian Sea began to dry up by a meter or more a year if it continues at such a pace, then very soon the South of Russia will become a salted desert and in the Volgograd region there will be a standard temperature of plus 60 in the summer, while most of the agriculture will simply disappear, only the greenhouse will remain ... The price of the issue is several trillion rubles and more than a dozen years of work.
          2. Ros 56
            Ros 56 12 January 2021 13: 22
            +3
            There is no need to negotiate with the Bandera, you just need to return their lands to their homeland and everything will be resolved by itself. And it's enough to give indulgences to these dumbbells.
            1. Sling cutter
              Sling cutter 12 January 2021 13: 28
              +2
              Quote: Ros 56
              There is no need to negotiate with the Bandera, you just need to return their lands to their homeland and everything will be resolved by itself.

              How will we return your suggestions?
              1. Ros 56
                Ros 56 12 January 2021 13: 41
                -2
                The question is not about my pension. Contact the Kremlin.
                1. Sling cutter
                  Sling cutter 12 January 2021 13: 54
                  +6
                  Quote: Ros 56
                  The question is not about my pension. Contact the Kremlin.

                  Why are you writing crazy posts
                  Quote: Ros 56
                  There is no need to negotiate with the Bandera, you just need to return their lands to their homeland and everything will be resolved by itself.

                  and then refer to the Kremlin?
                  If you are a putriot-minded retiree, create a fund of the same putriot-minded pensioners and transfer your annual pensions to help return your lands to their homeland! Conduct social and political work and form battalions!
                  Weak ???
                  1. Ros 56
                    Ros 56 12 January 2021 17: 31
                    -3
                    And what are you an overseer, to whom and what to write? We will do without snotty advisers.
                    1. Sling cutter
                      Sling cutter 12 January 2021 18: 05
                      +5
                      Quote: Ros 56
                      to whom and what to write? We will do without snotty advisers.

                      You have beguiled something, the supervisor on the site is a completely different person, and I don't have a cold. Accordingly, you wrote nonsense again!
                      1. Ros 56
                        Ros 56 12 January 2021 18: 13
                        -4
                        Judging by your comments, you can see that you cut the slings a bit early and, hitting your head hard on your darling land, carry any blizzard. fool
                      2. Sling cutter
                        Sling cutter 12 January 2021 18: 25
                        +4
                        Quote: Ros 56
                        Judging by your comments, you can see that you cut the slings a bit early and, hitting your head hard on your darling land, carry any blizzard.

                        laughing laughing laughing According to preza, a blizzard carries sands, and you again sat in a puddle yes
                        Well Duc, how are you going to return the land to your homeland? You squeezed your pension ...
                        What forces, battalion, regiment, division, army? Or maybe, how to shed blood, we voluntarily send you together with your battle sofa to fight?
                        What kind of people are you, then, gurgle your hydrogen sulfide into a puddle and immediately jump off, and when you are weaved into your feces by the nose, Duc you don't want to smell yourself.
                        you should write in the wall newspaper Zaputinist, and not on the forums. yes good
                        Shl. Do not forget to put cons, otherwise I will be offended tongue laughing laughing
                      3. Ros 56
                        Ros 56 13 January 2021 09: 34
                        0
                        Putting cons, this is your favorite pastime, but I don't give a fuck about them.
              2. Varyag71
                Varyag71 13 January 2021 08: 22
                0
                Let him go to Putin's detachment.
                1. Sling cutter
                  Sling cutter 13 January 2021 08: 25
                  +2
                  Quote: Varyag71
                  Let him go to Putin's detachment.

                  Comrade, such people live under the motto:
                  "We would be the enemy on the horns,
                  Only the skin is expensive and
                  Horns are not cheap these days either "(c)
                  K. Chukovsky.
      2. Bolt cutter
        Bolt cutter 12 January 2021 21: 18
        0
        gas in exchange for water,
        There is no gas cycle in nature, unlike water, it is an irreplaceable resource. Israel 9 million lives and still exports agricultural products, so there are options. Waste water should be used after purification for technical needs, to exclude losses from main water pipelines, to grow drought-resistant crops - and everything will go.
    3. zenion
      zenion 12 January 2021 17: 21
      0
      There will be so much water nearby that there will be no joy. They have been shouting about the lack of water ever since, of course, the war, this shout since the time when the USSR was gone and feudalism revived. It was feudalism that saved Russia's water supplies. If not for this circumstance, the fish would have drunk all the water. But thanks to poaching, all the water remained.
  2. Baloo
    Baloo 12 January 2021 12: 58
    +8
    Quote: Stroporez
    There is no shortage of water resources in Russia and will not be in the foreseeable future

    Forest, plant forest even in ravines, and especially in them. The land should not be empty. In our village, the river grows shallow every year, not catastrophically, but so. Locals have been catching fish not so long ago.
    1. Sling cutter
      Sling cutter 12 January 2021 13: 02
      +8
      Quote: Balu
      Forest, plant forest even in ravines, and especially in them. The land should not be empty. In our village, the river grows shallow every year, not catastrophically, but so. Locals have been catching fish not so long ago.

      Siberia and the Far East will soon face the same problems in connection with the massive cutting of forests. Now we need a clear state. program for the protection and renewal of forest and water resources, but this is only good wishes, the authorities are deaf and blind.
      1. Varyag71
        Varyag71 13 January 2021 08: 24
        +1
        Already faced. Now such windmills. And then it will only get worse.
    2. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 12 January 2021 13: 14
      +5
      Quote: Balu
      In our village, the river grows shallow every year, not catastrophically, but so. Locals have been catching fish not so long ago.

      Deforestation, reclamation of bogs, leads to the extinction of rivers.
  • tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 12 January 2021 13: 10
    +2
    Quote: NDR-791
    They not only went to us for water and it looks like they will try again and again. Although I would not want to.

    And they even went for matches, but they repulsed the hunt.
  • Mordvin 3
    Mordvin 3 12 January 2021 13: 24
    0
    Quote: NDR-791
    That is why we have it, that weapon.

    They will seize everything without weapons. How the Chinese sharpen their teeth on Baikal.
  • Subtext
    Subtext 12 January 2021 14: 03
    +4
    It has been explained more than once by experts that the most expensive way to solve the water problem is war. No, again 25
  • apro
    apro 12 January 2021 12: 35
    -1
    Problems ... problems ... capitalists always have a price ... and there will be a shortage right away ... there will be not enough for food and water ... and if they muddy it with air ... then with air.
    1. NDR-791
      NDR-791 12 January 2021 12: 40
      +3
      We will have problems not only with the capitalists, but also with "ours". Where do you think our southern neighbors will run? Only recently, like Baikal, was defended from the Chinese with a water bottling plant.
      1. rudolff
        rudolff 12 January 2021 12: 51
        +12
        Baikal may have been defended, but the great Volga was turned into a sewer.
        1. Tiksi-3
          Tiksi-3 12 January 2021 12: 55
          +10
          Quote: rudolff
          and the great Volga was turned into a gutter.

          drinks hi you speak the truth)) .... like an inveterate fisherman who fished the entire Volga from Nizhny Novgorod to Astrakhan, I say with confidence that she was simply fucked up ((.... before, at least dredgers everywhere and constantly plowed ... and discharges there was really less shit, now it's all too often .... such a beautiful river !!!
          1. bk316
            bk316 12 January 2021 13: 09
            +2
            just fucked up

            About fucked up... All the rivers of the European part are fucked up Not now and not even at 90 but at 80 in the USSR. Then, already in the 90s, the fish were littered with marriages. Then, in the beginning of 2000, they organized a lot of RPUs, and the fish were still caught. Now the water level is falling (I wrote above why) and siltation begins especially in the Middle Volga region. In principle, this was initiated by the construction of the Volga cascade, the ecosystem received a severe blow.
            The hope is that nature is able to recover. An example is that on many rivers, due to a decrease in industrial discharges in the 90s, 2000, fish appeared that have not been available since the 50s. For example, in the Oka there is a sterlet .....
            1. Sling cutter
              Sling cutter 12 January 2021 13: 23
              +9
              Quote: bk316
              For example, in the Oka there is a sterlet .....

              The sterlet appeared in the Oka only because its fry are launched there every year. In Soviet times, the Oka in the Kaluga, Tula, and Vladimir regions was quite navigable, I do not take "Komets" and "Rockets" as an example, but rather large barges walked constantly is a fact. The riverbed was constantly being cleaned with dredges, and now the water level has dropped significantly by 1-2 meters, in some places in the Kaluga and Tula regions the Oka can actually be crossed.
              Honestly, we do not need enemies either; we ourselves can defile and destroy everything.
              1. Doccor18
                Doccor18 12 January 2021 14: 05
                +4
                Quote: Stroporez
                Quote: bk316
                For example, in the Oka there is a sterlet .....

                The sterlet appeared in the Oka only because its fry are launched there every year. In Soviet times, the Oka in the Kaluga, Tula, and Vladimir regions was quite navigable, I do not take "Komets" and "Rockets" as an example, but rather large barges walked constantly is a fact. The riverbed was constantly being cleaned with dredges, and now the water level has dropped significantly by 1-2 meters, in some places in the Kaluga and Tula regions the Oka can actually be crossed.
                Honestly, we do not need enemies either; we ourselves can defile and destroy everything.

                Oh, how much has been said and written about this sterlet ... And the Volga and the Oka cannot be cleaned, because "the biosphere will be disturbed." I do not know what kind of biosphere will be disturbed, but in the middle of these rivers the islands have already grown, the estuary is shallowing, there are less and less ships sailing, but ... and there are less and less fish ...
                And the watchmen told how they caught fish in the Gorky and Vladimir regions, so you are amazed. In winter, on a sleigh ... And the rivers were cleaned, and ships sailed, one after the other, in both directions, and the fish was full ...
              2. Korax71
                Korax71 13 January 2021 13: 48
                0
                If only in the Chekalin or Belev area laughingyou can try in the Aleksin area (on average 4-5m). That year in Yegnyshevka the deepest place is 9.5 from the Kaluga side. good
            2. Tiksi-3
              Tiksi-3 12 January 2021 14: 11
              +5
              Quote: bk316
              Not now and not even at 90 but at 80 in the USSR. Then, already in the 90s, the fish were littered with marriages.

              yes no, we are talking about discharges of oil products and chemicals! and before that they were imprisoned for this, but now?
              Quote: bk316
              An example is that on many rivers, due to a decrease in industrial discharges in the 90s, 2000, fish appeared that have not been available since the 50s. For example, in the Oka there is a sterlet .....

              Sterlet fry is annually released to Oka! and this is a fact) he himself was present a couple of times, so she is there only for this
              1. Sling cutter
                Sling cutter 12 January 2021 14: 24
                +3
                Quote: Tiksi-3
                Sterlet fry is annually released to Oka! and this is a fact) he himself was present a couple of times, so she is there only for this

                This year, two of me went to the Donka on Strelka, where Zhizdra flows into the Oka, one for seven hundred, the second for more than one and a half, I wanted to let both go, I was almost killed for that, I had to let go of only a small one, and then there was a fat ear still drooling. And in the late 90s and early 300s in the Kharabalinsky district, opposite Enotayevka, I didn’t work out less than a dozen in two weeks. They took a 400-XNUMX half-liter jar from local "five minutes" and crayfish were like lobsters.
                And then they began to rake the fish in barbaric ways.
                For example, we come to the Erik "Eagle's Nest", take the soul to the float and spinning, there are buffalo, and pike, and rudd and tench under kg. We see an oil painting, there are two tractors on opposite sides of the banks, between them an unloaded trawl and drove at a slow speed ... They drew everything out together with crayfish and vipers. Something like this.
                1. Tiksi-3
                  Tiksi-3 12 January 2021 14: 27
                  +3
                  Quote: Stroporez
                  opposite Enotayevka, I didn’t get less than a dozen in two weeks

                  I was often near, near Seroglazovka ... the fish was dark, now there are practically no regular discharges and rises of water, and this is in September-October
                  1. Sling cutter
                    Sling cutter 12 January 2021 14: 33
                    +5
                    Quote: Tiksi-3
                    I was often near, near Seroglazovka ... the fish was dark, now there are practically no regular discharges and rises of water, and this is in September-October

                    As soon as the water is discharged, you can immediately score on fishing on the riverbed and just drink moonshine yes drinks
                    1. Tiksi-3
                      Tiksi-3 12 January 2021 14: 57
                      +2
                      Quote: Stroporez
                      As soon as the water is discharged, you can immediately score on fishing on the riverbed and just drink moonshine

                      wink drinks what we did))
          2. Sling cutter
            Sling cutter 12 January 2021 13: 25
            +2
            Quote: Tiksi-3
            I say with confidence that she was simply fucked up ((... even before dredgers everywhere and constantly plowed ... and there were really fewer shit discharges, now it is quite often ... such a beautiful river !!!

            I personally watched the picture of how on Buzan the fish were poisoned with carbide and half-dead were dragged with trawls.
          3. rudolff
            rudolff 12 January 2021 14: 57
            +6
            Yes, I myself am from the Volga. Born in Saratov, then lived in Kuibyshev. Well, on short visits, probably, in all large and not very Volga cities. I remember the Volga from the 70s, there is something to compare. And in terms of shipping, and fishing, and just the appearance of the coastline. Maybe before, not everything was safe with the river, but now ... just not at any gate! Dump! But if the Volga had not been, there would have been no Rus! Correctly say, we do not need enemies, we will destroy ourselves.
            1. Tiksi-3
              Tiksi-3 12 January 2021 14: 59
              +3
              Quote: rudolff
              Yes, I myself am from the Volga

              hi
              Quote: rudolff
              Maybe before, everything was not all right with the river, but now ... just into any gate! Dump!

              negative sometimes it's even scary to wet your feet
            2. Andrey VOV
              Andrey VOV 13 January 2021 20: 33
              0
              Excuse me, but when Russia was, the Volga was not the Volga and not a Russian river, in those days it
              1. rudolff
                rudolff 13 January 2021 22: 55
                0
                The Volga is mentioned in the Tale of Bygone Years, and this is the 11-12th century. It's too early to talk about Russia, isn't it? As for whether this river is Russian, not all and not all at once.
        2. Varyag71
          Varyag71 13 January 2021 08: 27
          +1
          Here, the Don is also slowly turning into a shallow rivulet.
      2. Sling cutter
        Sling cutter 12 January 2021 12: 54
        +2
        Quote: NDR-791
        Only recently, like Baikal, was defended from the Chinese with a water bottling plant.

        Not a fact.
        1. NDR-791
          NDR-791 12 January 2021 12: 58
          +3
          It is clear that it is not a fact. If they come to us with weapons, then everything is clear and even to some extent familiar. Only recently have they got into the habit of walking with the "Gorbachevs". Here you will think - how to deal with them?
      3. apro
        apro 12 January 2021 13: 28
        0
        Quote: NDR-791
        Where do you think our southern neighbors will run?

        Yes, it's cold here ... and this is a historical weapon of the Russian Federation. We don't have a climate for thermophilic people. With two people slowly go to Krasnodar and live easier and cheaper ..
    2. Sling cutter
      Sling cutter 12 January 2021 12: 55
      +4
      Quote: apro
      the capitalists always have a price ... and there will be a shortage right away ... there will not be enough for food and water ... and if they muddy it up with air ... then with air.

      Nobody has canceled Marx's teaching yet. yes
      1. apro
        apro 12 January 2021 13: 30
        0
        Quote: Stroporez
        Nobody has canceled Marx's teaching yet.

        But so far many are unable to believe in him.
        1. Sling cutter
          Sling cutter 12 January 2021 13: 36
          +4
          Quote: apro
          But so far many are unable to believe in him.

          Comrade, let me disagree. The fact is that our drivers have studied the teachings of Marx and Lenin with our own hands, so they know how to do the opposite.
          1. apro
            apro 12 January 2021 13: 38
            0
            Quote: Stroporez
            our hands are drivers

            Well, their tasks are somewhat different, not a common good ... but a personal one, and only the solidarity of the masses can correct them.
            1. Sling cutter
              Sling cutter 12 January 2021 14: 02
              +2
              Quote: apro
              Well, their tasks are somewhat different, not a common good ... but a personal one, and only the solidarity of the masses can correct them.

              Aha, try to unite them, these very masses. I'm reading comments here on VO and my hair under my arms stands on end from such solidarity belay
              1. apro
                apro 12 January 2021 14: 07
                -2
                Quote: Stroporez
                Yeah, try to pull them together

                The expectation and stupidity of the faithful will leave no choice. Be patient.
          2. tihonmarine
            tihonmarine 12 January 2021 13: 54
            +1
            Quote: Stroporez
            The fact is that our drivers without exception studied the teachings of Marx and Lenin,

            And the "teachers" of these drivers created and studied "anti-Marxism".
            1. Sling cutter
              Sling cutter 12 January 2021 14: 03
              +3
              Quote: tihonmarine
              And the "teachers" of these drivers created and studied "anti-Marxism"

              Camrad hi , well, if there is a theory, then there may be an anti-theory yes
        2. aybolyt678
          aybolyt678 12 January 2021 14: 24
          +2
          Quote: apro
          But so far many are unable to believe in him.

          Marx and faith are two incompatible things laughing Only those who were able to STUDY the theory of value and do not confuse price with value understand that the laws of money circulation are real as the laws of nature
  • The eye of the crying
    The eye of the crying 12 January 2021 12: 36
    +1
    Amateur Malthusians are immortal.
  • dragon_13364
    dragon_13364 12 January 2021 12: 42
    0
    The ecological system of our planet is not adapted to such a number of "residents", and even more so to absolutely barbaric treatment from their (our) side.

    immediately a stone in the garden of the author of the article - where are the proofs? As far as I know, the theory of the "golden billion" was born sometime in the late 19th century, along with eugenics and vivid nationalism.
    There are no real studies of similar theories that are not tailored to the patriotic task of one of the countries. Not at all.
  • Doccor18
    Doccor18 12 January 2021 12: 46
    +1
    And, by the way, Russia, which currently possesses (according to various estimates) from 20% to 25% of the resources of the planet's drinkable water, should also think about whether it will have to defend this wealth with arms in hand.

    Why protect, our "effective" ones will trade it ...
    1. Stirbjorn
      Stirbjorn 12 January 2021 13: 02
      +3
      Quote: Doccor18
      Why protect, our "effective" ones will trade it ...

      aha, we are already a Great Energy Power - we will also become a Great Water Pipeline! fellow
      And finally, let's get off the oil needle, to the delight of the putriots
      1. Petr Vladimirovich
        Petr Vladimirovich 12 January 2021 13: 44
        0
        In the budget of the Russian Federation, 30% of hydrocarbons are called a "gas station", in KSA 95% are called "the core of the world economy." Fine...
        1. Bolt cutter
          Bolt cutter 12 January 2021 21: 24
          +1
          When their (Saud's) oil is pumped out, they will simply forget about them - they will only have to love camels and no one will care about that.
  • 7,62x54
    7,62x54 12 January 2021 12: 50
    +7
    The earth resists as best it can, Covid was only training.
    1. Baloo
      Baloo 12 January 2021 13: 01
      +3
      Quote: 7,62x54
      The earth resists as best it can, Covid was only training.

      This is not a workout. Covid is not the first test of biological weapons. Who now remembers the Legionnaires' disease, and in which country did it recur, and is it now recorded somewhere? And Ebola in Africa? If Russia hadn’t supplied the vaccine in the shortest possible time, it’s scary to imagine the consequences. Who is the author of the Ebola epidemic? In vain Columbus discovered America.
      1. The eye of the crying
        The eye of the crying 12 January 2021 13: 18
        0
        Quote: Balu
        And Ebola in Africa? If Russia hadn’t supplied the vaccine in the shortest possible time, it’s scary to imagine the consequences.


        They did not manage to apply the Russian vaccine.
        1. Vadim237
          Vadim237 12 January 2021 16: 53
          -1
          Well, they did not have time to apply it - and therefore it is now being exported to African countries.
          1. The eye of the crying
            The eye of the crying 12 January 2021 17: 59
            -1
            This means that the Russian vaccine did not affect anything.
            1. Vadim237
              Vadim237 13 January 2021 20: 34
              0
              That means finish the crap.
  • dragon_13364
    dragon_13364 12 January 2021 12: 55
    +4
    Um, apparently the author does not know the topic of his article very well or is pursuing some of his own goals.
    Because since the 2010s, the Green Planet project has been operating in the Sahara with the support of the Emirates Sheikhs (not as advertising - https://ru.euronews.com/2016/09/07/more-than-a-mirage-tropical- biodome-opens-in-dubai or here - https: //xn----8sbiecm6bhdx8i.xn--p1ai/sahara%20forest.html)
    Also, China, like South Korea, Singapore is successfully adopting the experience of France, where the roofs of high-rise buildings are turned into a park, and internal communications are looped and undergo numerous filtration and purification (https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermitage_Plaza, but I don’t argue that the start of construction was suspended due to the epidemic, but the project itself is)
    As for India, .. Is the main problem there water? I personally thought that the sewerage ... Here is the world where it has gone!
    It is also worth noting that this topic is generally quite controversial, because we are now living at the end of the ice age and are waiting for the ice caps of the poles to melt. And this in itself will greatly change the balance of fresh water, as well as change the biosphere of all oceans ...
    1. Nasrat
      Nasrat 12 January 2021 13: 28
      -6
      Quote: dragon_13364
      Um, apparently the author does not know the topic of his article very well or is pursuing some of his own goals.
      Because since the 2010s, the Green Planet project has been operating in the Sahara with the support of the Emirates Sheikhs (not as advertising - https://ru.euronews.com/2016/09/07/more-than-a-mirage-tropical- biodome-opens-in-dubai or here - https: //xn----8sbiecm6bhdx8i.xn--p1ai/sahara%20forest.html)
      Also, China, like South Korea, Singapore is successfully adopting the experience of France, where the roofs of high-rise buildings are turned into a park, and internal communications are looped and undergo numerous filtration and purification (https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermitage_Plaza, but I don’t argue that the start of construction was suspended due to the epidemic, but the project itself is)
      As for India, .. Is the main problem there water? I personally thought that the sewerage ... Here is the world where it has gone!
      It is also worth noting that this topic is generally quite controversial, because we are now living at the end of the ice age and are waiting for the ice caps of the poles to melt. And this in itself will greatly change the balance of fresh water, as well as change the biosphere of all oceans ...

      + + +
  • yuriy55
    yuriy55 12 January 2021 12: 55
    +7
    Without a doubt, water wars are one of the surest ways of self-destruction for all earthlings. One way or another, but this problem must be solved by peaceful means and methods.

    Dear author! Does anyone doubt the value and significance of fresh water for humans? I will simply cite two cases that I cannot regard as an attempt at reprisals against the country's population, which is 1,86% of the total population of the Earth and has 20-25% of the world's fresh water reserves.
    First. For what great purpose did they come up with water meters in houses without pools, jacuzzis, water slides and other attractions? Is it likely that the poor (already) population limited themselves in sanitary and hygienic procedures and wet cleaning of their own homes?
    Second. Since 2014, there has been a shortage of fresh water in the region that became part of the Russian Federation. Instead of providing more than 2 local residents + a large number of civil servants, workers and vacationers with it in the required full volume, the country is solving useless (from a practical point of view) tasks of an entertainment nature.
    How are these actions to be judged? How can we assess cases when there is no central water supply in settlements ...
    Maybe the war is already underway? It is not for nothing that every store sells "one and a half liter" carbonated and non-carbonated "water shells" (some at the price of juice) once a penny at the cost of goods.
    1. Petr Vladimirovich
      Petr Vladimirovich 12 January 2021 14: 07
      +5
      In the Soviet Union there was such a norm - 4 cubic meters per tenant of an apartment per month, that is, 8 cubes, like mine for two. Now with counters it turns out 2 cubes. There is no water park at home ... although it is a good thing, I have been ... But I recommend washing the dishes in a typewriter, since it turned out that there was no water park for a month, it takes more water to wash under the tap ...
      1. yuriy55
        yuriy55 12 January 2021 14: 47
        +5
        Dear Petr Vladimirovich! Have you decided to share your knowledge of everyday life in the USSR? Let's talk...
        Quote: Petr Vladimirovich
        In the Soviet Union there was such a norm - 4 cubic meters per tenant of an apartment per month, that is, 8 cubes, like mine for two.

        And after 4 (for your family - 8) cubic meters flowed out, the water stopped running or the person was forced to pay more? Bathtub capacity - from 70 to 100 liters. A Soviet person, engaged in hard physical work, was able to take a bath every day, without looking back at the expense. And saving water does not lie in installing water meters, but in improving working conditions ... Activator-type washing machines (if any) consumed less water, but also washed worse. And in the kitchen with an area of ​​5,4 sq. meter, designed for a family of 4 people, only the dishwasher was missing.
        You can also do this:

        But, this is where fresh water is in short supply. The annual flow of the Yenisei = 624,41 km³. If we take as the norm the consumption of water (like yours) 4 m³ per month (50 m³ per year), then only the water of the Yenisei will be enough for 12 488 200 000 !!! man. Why do you think water meters were installed in Russia? But still a person is able to inhale (daily) up to 7000 liters of air. I wish they had invented such a device: put it on your head and breathe ... But only after payment ... This is real freedom !!! fellow
        1. Petr Vladimirovich
          Petr Vladimirovich 12 January 2021 15: 58
          0
          I did not understand the essence of the post. The bathtub is the same size as it was and remains, in my opinion, a cabin with music is more convenient, at the dacha it is, many now put it in apartments. I don't know how about the flow of the Yenisei, I read about the norms on the Internet, told about my consumption. Pay less. If there are problems with the lungs, then you need to go to the pulmonologist, he will send the "External respiration" for analysis. Personally, I was prescribed Salbutomol, this is a spray, they are given out in the clinic for free ...
          1. yuriy55
            yuriy55 12 January 2021 18: 06
            0
            Quote: Petr Vladimirovich
            I did not understand the essence of the post.

            The essence of fasting is in asceticism and the system of abstaining from life's pleasures and benefits, which a Christian assumes for a certain time.
            The well-fed does not understand the hungry. Some have lean cabbage soup, while others have pearls too small.
            Quote: Petr Vladimirovich
            If there are problems with the lungs, then you need to go to the pulmonologist, he will send the "External respiration" for analysis.

            This is what I mean:
      2. Mordvin 3
        Mordvin 3 12 January 2021 16: 28
        +1
        Quote: Petr Vladimirovich
        Now with counters it turns out 2 cubes.

        Che that I can’t do 2 cubes. Probably need to stop washing and rubbing off.
        1. Petr Vladimirovich
          Petr Vladimirovich 12 January 2021 16: 30
          0
          Well, or check the counter. After all, a piece of iron, why take it from it ...
          1. Mordvin 3
            Mordvin 3 12 January 2021 16: 35
            0
            Quote: Petr Vladimirovich
            Well, or check the counter. After all, a piece of iron, why take it from it ...

            Yeah, but how, I wonder?
            1. Petr Vladimirovich
              Petr Vladimirovich 12 January 2021 18: 01
              0
              Volodya, no secrets. Two lads came from the ZhEK or DEZ, or whatever they call themselves, we put a basin of 5 liters in the sink, they turned on the pressure, looked at the meter, everything is fine. Looks like the piece of iron got scared, since then, pah-pah, EVERYTHING IS NORMAL ... fellow
              1. Mordvin 3
                Mordvin 3 12 January 2021 18: 09
                +1
                Quote: Petr Vladimirovich
                We put a 5-liter basin in the sink, they turned on the pressure, looked at the meter, everything is fine.

                Was the basin exactly 5 liters? laughing And everyone looked at the counter together? Liters are shown by the very last digit.
        2. yuriy55
          yuriy55 12 January 2021 18: 14
          0
          Quote: Mordvin 3
          Che that I can’t do 2 cubes. Probably need to stop washing and rubbing off.

          Quote: Mordvin 3
          Yeah, but how, I wonder?

          Don't listen to this master. 66 liters of water for two per day? This is possible in a private house with amenities in the yard. The human body cannot be fooled: once "in a big way" to go to the toilet and six times "for small need" (for two) - already at least 24 liters (if a 3-liter cistern is set up or go to a newspaper or a jar and put it in the trash ...)
          In the city (in mine), the water consumption rate = 6,935 cubic meters. meters of cold water ...
          1. Mordvin 3
            Mordvin 3 12 January 2021 18: 18
            +1
            Quote: yuriy55
            In the city (in mine), the water consumption rate = 6,935 cubic meters. meters of cold water ...

            That's about the same with me, given that I don't sit in the bathroom, as in Soviet times, where I spent two hours with a book and bacon.
  • Gato
    Gato 12 January 2021 13: 00
    +3
    the greatest value in our world will not be precious metals and not even oil and gas. Water, the most ordinary water

    Our planet is more than full of water. The greatest value is access to clean fresh water. Well, or access to energy resources with which it can be obtained from the sea or pumped out.
    1. yuriy55
      yuriy55 12 January 2021 14: 52
      +5
      Quote: Gato
      The greatest value is access to clean fresh water.

      good
      And such people, who allowed the pollution of water bodies under the conditions of carelessness and slovenliness, need to spread rot to the last ruble so that they do not save where projects require an annual infusion of funds.
      Then we will not look for extreme ones in accidents near Norilsk or where the divers' masks began to spread ...
  • Crowe
    Crowe 12 January 2021 13: 05
    +9
    From 1970 to 2020, the UN counted 21 wars and 507 conflicts over access to water. In many countries, a liter of water in a plastic bottle costs more than a liter of gasoline or milk. Let's take bottled water in 19 liter bottles. Its cost is about 300-500 rubles. (MIA water of the first category 19 LITERS - 370 rubles, AQUA DOLCHEVITA 18.9 - 500 rubles) depending on the brand. Now let's calculate how much oil costs in a bottle of 19 liters.
    1 barrel is equal to 158,988 liters at a cost of 56 dollars today. We get the cost of a liter of oil at $ 0,35. That is, the same bottle (19 liters) of oil costs 414 rubles today. Can we spit on oil and it's time to build a water pipeline to Europe and Asia? Moreover, water in Europe costs about 1 euro, which is several times more expensive than oil. Asia has long been using the expression “Don't ask how much land I have, ask how much water I have” - the world has long lacked water for everyone .. Will these problems affect Russia, the second country in the world in terms of fresh water reserves? under the motto "enough for our century" - even as they touch.
    1. Cherry Nine
      Cherry Nine 12 January 2021 13: 31
      -1
      Forgive me, but comparing the cost of bottled water in retail and the exchange price of oil, you show yourself as an empty demagogue.
  • Tank hard
    Tank hard 12 January 2021 13: 14
    +3
    On the territory of the Russian Federation, the population is steadily declining, but there are constant problems with clean drinking water, although here we are given figures for water ownership
    And, by the way, Russia, which currently has (according to various estimates) from 20% to 25% of the planet's drinking water resources

    That the war is already going on in the territory of the Russian Federation? Whom and with whom?
    Because often tap water is simply unsafe to use. You have to buy bottled. And this is in a country where it is claimed that drinking water supplies are 20-25% of the world. Who is fighting whom and who is deceiving whom? The question is probably rhetorical ... The decline in the country's population has become catastrophic for a long time. We see the sale of raw materials at a bargain price as a victory (for example, gas through pipelines to Europe). Perhaps they joked with 20-25% of water. For there is a question, but you can drink it ?? request
    1. yuriy55
      yuriy55 12 January 2021 14: 58
      0
      Quote: Tank Hard
      Perhaps they joked with 20-25% of water.

      No jokes. The way it is...
      Quote: Tank Hard
      For there is a question, but you can drink it ??

      In areas where there are no industrial effluents (in the Kuzbass - the Taidon River, the upper reaches of the Tom, and even the Unga at the source), you can drink at will. In general, you can drink water everywhere ... stop But, here and there - only once !!! wassat
    2. Humpty
      Humpty 12 January 2021 15: 59
      +2
      Quote: Tank Hard
      On the territory of the Russian Federation, the population is steadily declining, but there are constant problems with clean drinking water, although here we are given figures for water ownership

      I’m in the old fashioned way so far from the tap and without a filter, you know you can. But even here, it would seem, what problems can there be with drinking water? But no, there are many places where the mineral composition of water is dangerous to health, then calcium is off scale, then arsenic. At the First Hydroelectric Power Station, there is an advanced fish industry, water is taken from wells, a canal and a beautiful artificial spillway-waterfall from a canal on the territory. The owner sent water from the BCHK for analysis to Poland, where it was identified as waste water. hi
      1. Tank hard
        Tank hard 12 January 2021 16: 55
        +1
        Quote: Humpty
        I’m in the old fashioned way so far from the tap and without a filter, you know you can. But even here, it would seem, what problems can there be with drinking water?

        hi In Frunze (now Bishkek), the water is delicious, and I drank from the tap (the main thing is not to get into the "chlorination"). But in Siberia, in the Tyumen region, I ran into a problem. The water from the tap is not tasty (to put it mildly), it gives off a swamp, when receiving a medical book in the city's sanitary and epidemiological station, it was strongly discouraged to drink tap water, they believe that the water (comes from the river) is not sufficiently suitable for drinking and the health of citizens, because it is not sufficiently purified ... request
      2. Vadim237
        Vadim237 12 January 2021 17: 02
        +1
        That well was drilled for water extraction - and the water there is radioactive and there are no other sources of water in the vicinity you carry in barrels, but it is expensive as well as building a water conduit several tens of kilometers long.
  • Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 12 January 2021 13: 18
    -3
    Growing world population and water scarcity: the likelihood of water wars
    Another sensation chase. The main consumers on Earth of water, oxygen and energy are enterprises, and in connection with their general closure in our country and in Europe, the tension is subsiding.
  • Nyrobsky
    Nyrobsky 12 January 2021 13: 19
    -2
    Along with the functioning of oil and gas pipelines, the emergence of main water pipelines is a matter of time, and not so far away. Due to the fact that most of Russia is under snow for up to six months, this resource is practically inexhaustible. The main thing is to dispose of them correctly.
    1. Tank hard
      Tank hard 12 January 2021 13: 33
      +2
      Quote: Nyrobsky
      Due to the fact that most of Russia is under the snow for up to six months, this resource is practically inexhaustible. The main thing is to dispose of them correctly.

      And what is the quality of this "inexhaustible resource"? We do not drink tap water (we are afraid, however). We buy bottled. 175 rubles for an 18 liter bottle before the new year and 200 rubles right after the new year. And then it comes to mind that you can inexhaustiblely raise the price, but water is completely "exhausted", a matter of time ... repeat
      1. yuriy55
        yuriy55 12 January 2021 15: 14
        +2
        Quote: Tank Hard
        And what is the quality of this "inexhaustible resource"? We do not drink tap water (we are afraid, however). We buy bottled. 175 rubles for an 18 liter bottle before the new year and 200 rubles right after the new year. And then it comes to mind that you can inexhaustiblely raise the price, but water is completely "exhausted", a matter of time ...

        I'll tell you a story.
      2. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky 12 January 2021 15: 22
        0
        Quote: Tank Hard
        And what is the quality of this "inexhaustible resource"? We buy bottled. 175 rubles for an 18 liter bottle before the new year and 200 rubles right after the new year.

        It all depends on the region of residence. I am writing about the North of Russia, where snow falls every winter in sufficient quantity. You can drink water from taiga rivers without fear. On a hunt, we just drown snow for tea. If you are able to cancel the winter, then yes - you can exhaust the snow. And so this good is enough. Here is a ski pole 1,5 meters driven into the snow to the ground up to the handle and a hut with snow thrown off the roof. In the spring it will be necessary to throw it off again, because February and March will be thrown over again.



        1. Tank hard
          Tank hard 12 January 2021 17: 01
          +2
          Quote: Nyrobsky
          It all depends on the region of residence. I am writing about the North of Russia, where snow falls every winter in sufficient quantity. You can drink water from taiga rivers without fear.

          I am very glad that you have such pure snow and rivers. Here I would not risk it.
      3. Humpty
        Humpty 12 January 2021 16: 12
        +2
        Quote: Tank Hard
        We buy bottled. 175 rubles for an 18 liter bottle before the new year and already 200 rubles right after the new year

        Perhaps it is more profitable to produce bottled water than the criminal drug trade.
        He worked in one place in the northern part of the KZ, where in the village and at the GOK only bottled food is used for cooking, oncology is off the charts, and is connected with tap water.
        1. Tank hard
          Tank hard 12 January 2021 17: 10
          +2
          Quote: Humpty
          Perhaps that producing bottled water is more profitable than the criminal drug trade

          You can refuse the drug or not take it at all initially. With water, such a number will not work. I want to drink constantly, however. repeat
      4. bondrostov
        bondrostov 12 January 2021 21: 29
        +2
        Well, you can drink water even from the glaciers of Antarctica. For example, I'm not worried about drinking ordinary tap water. Recently, people on the basis of the body transfer of the sum have already gone, then do not eat this do not drink ...
        As the saying goes, whoever does not smoke or drink will die healthy laughing
        1. Tank hard
          Tank hard 12 January 2021 21: 32
          +1
          Quote: bondrostov
          For example, I'm not worried about drinking ordinary tap water.

          The main thing is that you like it, and even then consume the radioactive, your mind is in your hands. wink
          1. bondrostov
            bondrostov 12 January 2021 21: 33
            +1
            Why did the jug pass the same bottled water through an ordinary filter through an ordinary filter (they secretly do it like that) laughing )
            1. Tank hard
              Tank hard 12 January 2021 21: 36
              +1
              Quote: bondrostov
              Why did the jug pass the same bottled water through an ordinary filter through an ordinary filter (they secretly do it like that)

              However, the taste differs radically between the one that is bottled and the one that is through the filter of the jug. Radiation, again .. wink
              1. bondrostov
                bondrostov 12 January 2021 21: 38
                +1
                Well, you are probably a gourmet .. smile
                Although seriously, maybe you really have terrible water in Rostov, they mostly drink from the tap.
                1. Tank hard
                  Tank hard 12 January 2021 21: 39
                  0
                  Quote: bondrostov
                  Well you visibly gourmet.

                  To whom this is the very dew of God. To each his own. request
                  1. bondrostov
                    bondrostov 12 January 2021 21: 42
                    +1
                    You know when you want to drink and you will drink from a puddle. We went fishing to the Don and forgot the water and boiled and drank from the river, all alive and well.
                    1. Tank hard
                      Tank hard 12 January 2021 21: 47
                      -1
                      Quote: bondrostov
                      Do you know when to drink want and drink from a puddle will be... We went on a fishing trip to the Don, we forgot water and boiled and drank from the river, everyone is alive and well

                      Drink to your health! That's what amuses me about it. In a country that is considered a storehouse of good drinking water (20-25% of the world's reserves), some people want to drink from a puddle. What is there to talk about further? Drink. request
                      1. bondrostov
                        bondrostov 12 January 2021 21: 59
                        0
                        What does the puddle have to do with it? Have you seen the size of the country? You propose to transport from Baikal to the water to Kalmykia or something, but think for yourself there are regions in the country where water is catastrophically scarce and you have to drink the water that you have.
                      2. Tank hard
                        Tank hard 12 January 2021 22: 04
                        0
                        Quote: bondrostov
                        You propose to carry from Baikal to the water to Kalmykia or something,

                        I propose not to give poisoned waste to the citizens of your country, to save the resources of your country, to respect both your people and your country, and think about the future generations of the country, and not just about your pocket. Something like this. request
                        And you have a negative main argument. laughing
  • Mordvin 3
    Mordvin 3 12 January 2021 13: 54
    +2
    Quote: Nyrobsky
    Due to the fact that most of Russia is under the snow for up to six months, this resource is practically inexhaustible.

    And the snow is less and less ...
    1. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 12 January 2021 15: 26
      -2
      Quote: mordvin xnumx
      Quote: Nyrobsky
      Due to the fact that most of Russia is under the snow for up to six months, this resource is practically inexhaustible.

      And the snow is less and less ...

      Probably for this reason, almost every year in the Far East and Siberia, spring floods with the evacuation of the population of flooded settlements. Although I admit that you may have a shortage of precipitation.
      1. Malyuta
        Malyuta 12 January 2021 15: 40
        +28
        Quote: Nyrobsky
        For this reason, almost every year in the Far East and Siberia there are spring floods with the evacuation of the population of flooded settlements.

        I am very sorry, but in those parts floods are often due to improper use of hydraulic structures by new owners.
        1. Nyrobsky
          Nyrobsky 12 January 2021 15: 47
          +4
          Quote: Malyuta
          in those regions floods are often due to improper use of hydraulic structures by new owners.

          You made this day! I probably even add this thought! belay
          I'll tell you a secret, in other parts of the world floods happen solely due to the fact that beavers build dams yes But let this secret remain between us. laughing
          1. Malyuta
            Malyuta 12 January 2021 15: 53
            +22
            Quote: Nyrobsky
            You made this day! I probably even add this thought! belay
            I'll tell you a secret, in other parts of the world floods happen solely because beavers build dams yes But let this secret remain between us.

            Well, it's good that I made you fun, it means that the day has not been lived in vain good drinks
            I just named one of the reasons, but beavers, like ice jams, have not yet been canceled.
            1. Nyrobsky
              Nyrobsky 12 January 2021 15: 54
              +2
              Quote: Malyuta
              Well, it's good that I made you fun, it means that the day has not been lived in vain
              I just named one of the reasons, but beavers, like ice jams, have not yet been canceled.

              It is what it is drinks
              1. Malyuta
                Malyuta 12 January 2021 16: 01
                +26
                Quote: Nyrobsky
                It is what it is

                In our city there are two monopolists who own all the machines for the sale of drinking water. So, they drilled 10 artesian gullies in the area of ​​a picturesque river 40 km from the city. After 3 years, the river became shallow and turned into a swamp.
                I think this is barbaric, but the nature does not care.
                1. Nyrobsky
                  Nyrobsky 12 January 2021 16: 11
                  +3
                  Quote: Malyuta
                  In our city there are two monopolists who own all the machines for the sale of drinking water. So, they drilled 10 artesian gullies in the area of ​​a picturesque river 40 km from the city. After 3 years, the river became shallow and turned into a swamp.
                  I consider it barbaric, but the nature does not care.

                  I share your opinion. This case should be in the jurisdiction of the environmental prosecutor's office, which should kick the ass to these two dealers and the Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources. We, too, when laying power lines to the Pechora along the cutting line, threw thousands of cubes of forest to rot, creating a hostel for bark beetles and an obstacle for the migration of an animal for hundreds of kilometers, and they threaten fines for a felled Christmas tree.
                  1. Malyuta
                    Malyuta 12 January 2021 16: 25
                    +23
                    Quote: Nyrobsky
                    I share your opinion. This case should be under the jurisdiction of the environmental prosecutor's office, which should kick the ass to these two businessmen and to the Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources.

                    I agree, only these two ghouls are not the last people in the provincial government ...
                    Your case is also a drinker, amuzhik have been wooing for 7 years sawing trees felled by the wind. Tin.
      2. Mordvin 3
        Mordvin 3 12 January 2021 15: 50
        +2
        Quote: Nyrobsky
        Probably for this reason, almost every year in the Far East and Siberia there are spring floods with the evacuation of the population of flooded settlements.

        And you first figure out why there are floods with evacuation.
        1. Nyrobsky
          Nyrobsky 12 January 2021 15: 53
          +2
          Quote: mordvin xnumx
          Quote: Nyrobsky
          Probably for this reason, almost every year in the Far East and Siberia there are spring floods with the evacuation of the population of flooded settlements.

          And you first figure out why there are floods with evacuation.

          And you, too, have a plus, because you, like your friend Malyuta, have not heard anything about ice jams. New owners are to blame yes
          1. Mordvin 3
            Mordvin 3 12 January 2021 16: 38
            +1
            Quote: Nyrobsky
            because you, like your friend Malyuta, have not heard anything about ice jams

            Heard, heard. They blew them up there a couple of years ago, like. Something went wrong somewhere. A rock, or something, collapsed ...
  • bondrostov
    bondrostov 12 January 2021 14: 45
    +1
    For example, I don’t understand what the problem of water supply in Crimea is to supply desalination plants Elementary on the principle of a distiller and that's it. Put enough gas in there and let them produce water. And let Gazprom pay for gas from them and so a lot bully
    1. Motorist
      Motorist 12 January 2021 22: 35
      0
      Quote: bondrostov
      supply desalination plants

      Recently I figured (I took the heat balance of a ship's desalination plant as a basis): 70 kg of diesel fuel will be required per ton of water. And gas, it turns out, is about a hundred cubic meters. Come on, pour some golden water over the strawberries! There must be some more energy efficient solution - a channel, for example.
      1. bondrostov
        bondrostov 12 January 2021 22: 38
        0
        Water supply to Crimea is a strategic task! this is not a question of money, we have enough gas to obizate Gazprom to supply How much is needed billion cubic meters means billion cubic meters. Make gas free for the desalination plant and the issue will be resolved.
        1. Motorist
          Motorist 12 January 2021 22: 57
          0
          Quote: bondrostov
          Water supply to Crimea is a strategic task!

          Strategic tasks are not being addressed "head-on". And energy must be conserved - a lot or a little.
  • A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 12 January 2021 13: 28
    +2
    Every three years, the UN World Water Resources Assessment Program (WWAP) publishes the UN World Report, which presents the most comprehensive assessment of the state of freshwater resources in the world.
    The UN draws attention to specific basins that may be subject to controversy in the coming years. Along with the habitual “apples of discord” (by the lake of Chad and the rivers Brahmaputra, Ganges, Zambezi, Limpopo, Mekong, Senegal), the United Nations report on world water conflicts mentions Araks, Irtysh, Kura, Ob.
    Over the past 50 years, 507 "water" conflicts have been noted, 21 once it came to military action.
    In four basins (the Aral, the Jordan River, the Nile, as well as the Tigris and Euphrates), they have already tried to divide the water, threatening by force. When a dam built in Syria with Soviet assistance blocked the Euphrates in 1975, Iraq moved troops to the border, and only UN intervention prevented the war.
    In 1990, Iraq found itself on the brink of war with Turkey when it reduced the flow of the Euphrates.
    In 1994, Egyptian troops entered Sudan to secure control of the Nile, from which almost all of Egypt drinks.
    Soon, Egypt and Sudan united against Ethiopia, which decided to increase the intake of water from the Nile.
    This is the Nile in the center of Cairo, in the most touristy place, its level here has dropped so much that for the first time "islets" in the middle of the riverbed covered with mud and mold became visible.
    1. Cherry Nine
      Cherry Nine 12 January 2021 14: 22
      -4
      Excuse me, but what is it for?

      Personally, you seem to be writing from Israel? It seems like it is quite possible to live and provide water to the modern economy in those latitudes, no?
      1. A. Privalov
        A. Privalov 12 January 2021 15: 11
        +6
        Quote: Cherry Nine
        Excuse me, but what is it for?

        Personally, you seem to be writing from Israel? It seems like it is quite possible to live and provide water to the modern economy in those latitudes, no?

        And this means that I agree with the main idea of ​​the article.
        Of course, it is possible to live in these latitudes, but with the condition of careful observance of water discipline: circulating water supply, purification, drip irrigation, replacing a number of traditional agricultural crops, eliminating leaks, prohibiting uncontrolled drilling of wells, industrial desalination, etc. This is a whole philosophy and a change in the outlook of tens and hundreds of millions of people, plus a serious investment of funds and labor resources. Without all this, wars over water resources are inevitable.
        1. Cherry Nine
          Cherry Nine 12 January 2021 16: 11
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          Quote: A. Privalov
          Of course, it is possible to live in these latitudes, but with the condition of careful observance of water discipline: circulating water supply, purification, drip irrigation, replacing a number of traditional agricultural crops, eliminating leaks, prohibiting uncontrolled drilling of wells, industrial desalination, etc. This is a whole philosophy and a change in the outlook of tens and hundreds of millions of people, plus a serious investment of funds and labor resources. Without all this, wars over water resources are inevitable.

          Yes that's right. Only "UN experts" do not talk about the need for the Egyptians to change their worldview to the level of Jews, although they seem to be neighbors. They drown exclusively according to their Malthusian agenda. With a call at some Glavvodokanal as part of the same UN. And the fight against warming, without this in any way.
          1. A. Privalov
            A. Privalov 12 January 2021 16: 59
            +2
            Quote: Cherry Nine
            Yes that's right. Only "UN experts" do not talk about the need for the Egyptians to change their worldview to the level of Jews, although they seem to be neighbors. They drown exclusively according to their Malthusian agenda. With a call at some Glavvodokanal as part of the same UN. And the fight against warming, without this in any way.

            They say, they say. Yes, only it is useless.
            Egyptians today are 100 million, and 10 years ago there were about 75. And over the past 30 years, the population growth has been 96,5%. Moreover, every third Egyptian (34,5%) is between 15 and 34 years old. So the rate of population growth will only increase. A poor country. Bread is subsidized, and in some places it is even distributed to the needy. Tomorrow, there will be even more people and it will become easier and cheaper to use military force to take away part of a neighbor's water resources than to invest in their own water infrastructure.
            1. Cherry Nine
              Cherry Nine 12 January 2021 17: 03
              +2
              Quote: A. Privalov
              Tomorrow, there will be even more people and it will become easier and cheaper to use military force to take away part of the neighbor's water resources than to invest in our own water infrastructure.

              Sorry for being boring, but that someone here and there sometimes kills people instead of studying and working, and there is a main problem. I will say a seditious thing, but I do not doubt for a minute that if Sinai remained with the Jews, there would be problems with water throughout Egypt, but Sinai. But the "UN experts" will not tell you this; you cannot offend good people. And good people are dofiga touchy.
              1. A. Privalov
                A. Privalov 12 January 2021 17: 13
                +2
                Quote: Cherry Nine
                Sorry for being boring, but that someone here and there sometimes kills people instead of studying and working, and there is a main problem. I will say a seditious thing, but I do not doubt for a minute that if Sinai remained with the Jews, all of Egypt would have problems with water, except for Sinai. But the "UN experts" will not tell you this; you cannot offend good people. And good people are dofiga touchy.

                Old man Malthus was right. Only those who want to get out of it and make serious efforts to this can be pulled out of the trap of the same name. There is nothing you can do about it, alas ... request
  • dgonni
    dgonni 12 January 2021 13: 28
    +2
    (And, by the way, Russia, which currently possesses (according to various estimates) from 20% to 25% of the resources of the planet's potable water, should also consider whether it will have to defend this wealth with arms in hand). Here's a plus for this phrase!
    At Baikal, according to the echoes that reach us, not everything is good. Although China is aiming to chop off all of Siberia.
  • ccsr
    ccsr 12 January 2021 13: 33
    -3
    Author:
    Alexander Kharaluzhny
    However, why go so far - our country has been trying for many years to resolve the issue of water supply to Crimea, used by Kiev for an increasingly cynical blackmail. But patience can burst ...

    It would be nice for the author of the article to know that there is no problem with water in Crimea, because this is not the Sahara and there is a lot of precipitation all year round. the peninsula is surrounded by water. And there is the stupidity and sluggishness of the Crimean officials, who are used to not doing nifig, and any problem with water is already a disaster for them.
    Here's what they are doing now, after being hit on the head:
    New water conduits with a length of about 7,5 kilometers are being built from two water intakes in the West of Crimea to Simferopol. Vladimir Bazhenov, head of the State Unitary Enterprise of the Republic of Kazakhstan "Water of Crimea", announced this today at a meeting of the operational headquarters for water supply.
    “On Ivanovka-2, Chebotarka-2, drilling and flushing have been completed, we are waiting for a passport for the purchase of pumps and equipment. The contractor did not work only on January 1, all other days he is building new water pipelines from Ivanovka-2, Chebotarka-2 about 7,5 kilometers. Thus, today we are quite confident in looking at the water supply system of the city of Simferopol, ”Bazhenov said.
    It is planned that by April 2021 Simferopol will be fully supplied with water from underground water intakes.

    What have these clever guys been doing six years before that this problem arose?
  • Cherry Nine
    Cherry Nine 12 January 2021 13: 34
    -4
    The author of the article mixed a cocktail of the next sketches of UN "scientists" for food and the Greatness of Russia.

    Both now and in the future, problems with fresh water are inevitable. In countries with incompetent governments, usually poor, but above all incompetent.

    Along with all other problems existing in the same countries for the same reason.
  • Egor53
    Egor53 12 January 2021 13: 36
    -6
    This article is a classic illiterate scientific nonsense. And the biggest delusions always come from scientists.
    40-50 years ago, these pseudo-educated dinners never stopped tongues that it would be impossible to feed 10 billion people on our planet. Now everyone understands that feeding 100 billion people is not a problem.
    Now these grant seekers are telling tales that getting 10 billion people to drink is a problem.
    Desalination of 1000 liters of water costs $ 0,6. Our planet, without prejudice to the environment, can easily provide fresh water (taking into account all the costs for technical needs) at least 100, at least 300 billion people.
    1. Mordvin 3
      Mordvin 3 12 January 2021 14: 01
      +5
      Quote: Egor53
      Our planet, without prejudice to the environment, can easily provide fresh water (taking into account all the costs for technical needs) at least 100, at least 300 billion people.

      fool
      1. bondrostov
        bondrostov 12 January 2021 21: 51
        0
        I wonder when there will be 300 billion of us. Why are we going to eat each other? ..
        1. Vadim237
          Vadim237 13 January 2021 20: 37
          0
          By this time, people on other planets will live and eat industrially grown products.
    2. Vadim237
      Vadim237 12 January 2021 17: 12
      0
      Here's how 100 nuclear power plants to generate energy for desalination and production of such volumes of water, as well as the entire infrastructure for its transmission and storage for the consumer, then yes "This article is a classic illiterate scientific nonsense." But so far there is nothing of the above, and the problem with water in Crimea is a clear example of this, this article takes place and it reflects the objective reality.
    3. Brturin
      Brturin 12 January 2021 22: 18
      0
      Quote: Egor53
      our planet, without harm to the environment, can easily give fresh water to 100, even 300 billion people

      Where to drain the brine after desalination?
      1. Egor53
        Egor53 14 January 2021 11: 56
        0
        "Where to drain the brine after desalination?"

        Dear Boris, after desalination the brine will drain into the sea. It's not a problem.
        1. Brturin
          Brturin 14 January 2021 12: 11
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          Quote: Egor53
          It's not a problem.

          This is not a problem for small volumes and may be in countries near oceans. If the brine is poured out immediately, what will happen to those who get into this zone ... with large volumes, each time you need to choose a new place ...
  • Reiter
    Reiter 12 January 2021 14: 11
    +7
    Maybe the governments of African, Asian states and India should think about limiting the birth rate, because in reality there is a simple physical limit for the number of people on the planet. You are not crazy rabbits that can fill the entire limit of the aviary.
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 12 January 2021 17: 15
      -1
      For Russia, the lack of water in the world can become a good economic prospect, in particular, the supply of drinking water itself and the provision of all the necessary infrastructure for extraction and desalination.
    2. Black lotos
      Black lotos 12 January 2021 23: 25
      -2
      Quote: Reiter
      Maybe the governments of African, Asian and Indian states should think about limiting the birth rate

      Not possible. It is necessary to give rights, work and education to the entire female sex (sometimes exceeding similar male ones, as in all developed countries).
      And so the traditional role of women in such countries is to work and give birth.
      The lower the education of women in the country, the more children the average woman has.
      Quote: Reiter
      You are not crazy rabbits that can fill the entire limit of the aviary.

      this is their role in society. In that traditional one.
      And for them this is the meaning of life (their value in society)
      Birth control is a very hard job and is not available in the developed or undeveloped.
      The former have a problem with a small number and benefits do not replace freedom for women. The latter have no time for this problem.
      1. Reiter
        Reiter 20 January 2021 03: 47
        0
        Regulation is possible, China has proven it brilliantly.
  • rocket757
    rocket757 12 January 2021 14: 23
    +3
    Water is a resource, WEALTH!
    Those who do not have enough of it have problems, and those who still have enough of it are coming.
    People, take care of the planet!
  • Operator
    Operator 12 January 2021 18: 20
    0
    This does not concern us (it is high time to transfer the Dnieper runoff to the Crimea on the border with Belarus), and let the rest turn as they can - for example, desalinate sea water, which is absolutely not in short supply. At the same time, the demand for our oil and gas resources will increase.

    The California government has been hanging banners "Brown is green" on every corner for 10 years, thereby urging residents of the state not to water the lawns in front of their private houses - water shortages in the largest state of America have reached critical proportions, and in the coastal area of ​​the hills every year large-scale forest fires are raging, burning out all vegetation and cottage villages like Santa Barbara.

    As a result, the vast majority of California lawns have turned into dead turf, which is still held by dead roots, but in some places is already being replaced by sand dunes. In cities, they struggle with this by laying plastic carpet under the texture of the grass, but no carpet will be enough to cover the countryside.

    The Pacific coast of California is slowly but surely transforming into a kind of Pacific coast of Peru - a zone of continuous desert bully
  • Black lotos
    Black lotos 12 January 2021 23: 37
    +1
    The main consumer of fresh water is industry
    Second consumer - agricultural (all grain that is exported - can be called water export)
    Human consumption of drinking water for biological survival and comfortable living is also different at times.
    What are the problems with fresh water? Yes, in a banal distribution on the globe.
    On one continent it is 90%. And the population has grown to 1000 people ... But there is no drinking! With this problem. Like this (around almost all the fresh water of the Earth in the form of ice. And there is nothing to drink)
    Global warming reduces waste in northern latitudes (for example, it reduces the cost of all production in the Russian Federation and Canada, increases the effective territory)
    Well, somewhere exactly dries. In general, the usual pros and cons.
    Is this a problem? Yes, the planet often had an ice age or a warming. And without a man.
    If we had not done this "warming", then maybe they would have fallen into the next "small glacial" and again survived as best they could.
    With water, the usual — distribution, storage, purification. And energy. We want it as before - free and close.
    1. Andrey VOV
      Andrey VOV 13 January 2021 20: 49
      0
      Something I have never seen irrigated fields of wheat and barley ...... can you tell me where they are ??
  • Pavel57
    Pavel57 13 January 2021 11: 16
    0
    An attempt on the waters of Lake Baikal has already been made by Mongolia, until they fought back with "persuasion."
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 13 January 2021 20: 39
      0
      Now they will not go to Baikal.
  • saygon66
    saygon66 14 January 2021 17: 31
    0
    - The entire North-West is one continuous swamp! The average annual air humidity is under 80%!
    - There, they suggest not cutting down the forest, but here it itself rots from excessive moisture ... Tankers can transport this dampness to Africa .... For a reasonable fee! wink