George Bush Bought Nearly 300,000 by one report acres 98,000 by other reports in Paraguay when things were prosperous 2005 and 2007.
It's called Blue gold and Bush bought the rights to a veritable ocean of fresh, clear-as-glass, Grade A water.
His land rests atop one of the largest freshwater aquifers in the world: Acuifero Guarani, by name.
“Acuifero Guarani covers roughly 460,000 square miles under parts of Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina. It is estimated to contain about 8,900 cubic miles of water.”
If you can’t quite imagine 8,900 miles of water, picture a pool nearly three times the size of California. That should give you a decent idea.
A fair amount when you consider that 98% of this planet’s water is saltwater.
87% of the water is trapped within glaciers, only 0.25% of the water on this cosmic ball is fresh (underground, or in rivers and lakes). Just a drop in the figurative bucket
If current usage trends don't change, the world will have only 60 percent of the water it needs in 2030, it said.
If current usage trends don't change.
NASA data from Jan. 17 showed California's backup groundwater
reserves to be so depleted that the losses could be detected from
satellites 400 kilometers above the earth's surface.
human right or Because the stakes are so high -- water is perhaps the single most critical factor to sustaining human life, and no part of our economy can function without it -- the discourse around this issue has reached a fever pitch. Many people view the whole matter in moral terms: water is an essential human right, and so any attempt to commoditize it is fundamentally wrong.