A beautiful map of the world’s rivers by National Geographic. It’s astounding to think that all of that only equates to less than 1% of the Earth’s water.
However, regardless of how much it appears to be, there are a whole lot of living things depending on it. Of them, only one is actively poisoning it for the rest of the biosphere and only one has the ability to clean it up.
As we advance technologically our methods for fixing it are becoming more effective and less intrusive. At the same time, the amount of pollution being dumped is increasing also.
While it would be great to develop a viable desalinization process, it’s not something we can count on any time soon. In the meantime, there are a diverse number of things you can do to help. Recycle, live more green, and use your rights as a citizen to elect representatives who understand and are willing to make the necessary changes to keep our water and environment safe.