Droughts and monster floods are having devastating effects on the human civilisation, as the situations in much of Africa, Australia, and China attest. Water shares per capita continue to drop, particularly in places where there is little, to begin with. From rising sea levels to fast-disappearing glaciers, and hurricanes of unprecedented strength, water is headlining many of the planet's most pressing problems.
‘Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen,’ said Winston Churchill.
Disclaimer: I’m not a fan of Winston Churchill. He may have been all about ‘fighting for freedom’ when it came to white, Anglo-Saxon British people, but his treatment of then-British subjects in India, Ireland, Kenya and half a dozen other places falls somewhere between the imperially callous and the downright criminal.