This week’s photo challenge is – Future.
There are dire warnings for many parts of the MENA region (Middle East/North Africa) in the not-too-distant future in relation to dwindling water resources. Already there is evidence of the future impact on the present politics of certain countries.
It is said that securing future water supplies is at the heart of many decisions the state of Israel makes in relation to the Palestinian terratories. You will read and hear much more in the coming two or three years about a large dam that Ethiopia is building on the Nile River which may starve the countries downstream of desperately needed water supplies. Sudan & Egypt have indicated they may use military intervention against the Ethiopians should they proceed with the dam in such a way that will greatly restrict water supply to their peoples.
In the coming 50 or so years it is predicted that the rainfall will be so little and temperatures so hot that many Arabian Gulf countries will be unable to support human habitation, due to the impact of global warming. Some scientists say we have already passed the tipping point. Let’s hope not.
MB gives you a shot from his visit of April 2015 to Goa in India, taken at the Bhagwan Mahaveer National Park.
MB, you might enjoy a book I read recently, “Walking the Nile”, by Levison Wood. I hope the predictions you mentioned don’t happen. There have been lots of weather cycles and I hope this is just another one.
Happy week, cuz.
More than a weather cycle I think J. Will check out that book sometime. Thanks for comment.
It is a very sad state of affairs. Everyone needs water to survive and plans would be taken to conserve and protect all water sources today so they made be shared in the future. Lovely message and photo. Love and Light!
Thanks SOD. Too true.
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