One of the options canvassed by the Kiribati
parliament is to migrate to a floating man-made
island in the middle of the pacific. Something
ok, the more serious option is to move to Fiji 34
More than 160 nations forged an agreement
called the Kyoto protocol. It called for a
reduction of carbon emissions—the primary
culprit in global warming.
This agreement was not signed by the US.
Copenhagen climate change conference in
Who wrecked the deal? China or the US?
Nothing was binding. Little accomplished.
Each year thousands of children
die because of the quality of
Eight to eleven thousand
people die every day from
water related diseases.
Privatization of the world’s water
• In 1990 51 million people in the world got
their water from private companies.
• By 2002 that number had grown to 300
The major water companies:
• Suez, Veolia, and Saur of France
• Thames Water of England
• RWE of Germany (now owns Thames)
The three largest water bottling
• Nestlé (including Perrier, Arrowhead,
Vittel, Pellegrino, Calistoga, Ice Mountain,
Deer Park and Poland Springs brands)
• Coca Cola (Dasani)
• PepsiCo (Aquafina)
In 2003, 3 million plastic water
bottles went into the trash each
day in California alone. Only 16
percent were recycled.
(Barrons in P.O.V.)