quarta-feira, 9 de maio de 2012

Blue Gold : World Water Wars


In every corner of the globe, we are polluting, diverting, pumping, and wasting our limited supply of fresh water at an exponential level as population and technology grows, resulting in the desertification of the earth.
Corporate giants profit by forcing developing countries to privatize their shrinking water supply. Wall Street investors target desalination and mass bulk water export schemes to turn a global catastrophe into a product. Corrupt governments use water for economic and political gain, military control of water emerges, and a new geopolitical map and power structure forms, setting the stage for world water wars.
The good news is that people everywhere have fought and will continue fighting for their basic right to water, from Michigan court cases to violent Bolivian revolutions, from Mexican awareness Caravans (right) to Maine citizens dumping bottle water back into their river (above left), or even third graders protesting in grade school - People fight, because they must.

En el futuro las guerras no se librarán por el petróleo, sino por algo mucho más básico y necesario para la vida: el agua.
Gigantes corporativos, inversores privados y gobiernos corruptos compiten ya hoy por el control de nuestros suministros de agua fresca que cada vez son más escasos. Este documental, basado en el conocido libro Oro azul de Maude Barlow y Tony Clarke, demostrará cómo el planeta se acerca rápida y peligrosamente a una crisis mundial por el agua, mientras la fuente de vida por excelencia entre a formar parte de un mercado global y sea asunto de disputas en la arena política.

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