Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Katrina and the Tsunami

This is something I wrote a few years ago.  A Haiti publication will come soon.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Drink bottled water??

Here are some videos on bottled water. Although I drank SODIS water for one year in Cambodia using recycled PET, I always drink tap water in the United States.

"Manufactured Demand"

The industries response:

I find much of this blog's information from the WaterWired blog.

Here is another one on youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3QBZac3MSY

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Free WATER NG issue

For a limited time, March 22 - April 2, you can download a free, interactive version of National Geographic's special issue 'Water: Our Thirsty World'


http://www.natgeofreshwater.com/?of=500204105&bd=1

Friday, March 19, 2010

A war on water?

Is there going to be a "War fought over Water"?
Are we going to run out of food to feed the world?

Water Wired posted a very helpful link for those of us who worry about these questions:

"Global Water Crisis: Myth or Reality?"

Asit Biswas, an expert in international water resource management, has changed his mind. He no longer believes a world water crisis is a crisis of physical supply. It is, instead, a crisis of management.




Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Are you a climate change denier?

For anyone with any doubts about climate change.
Here is what the world's scientific societies say about climate change:
please click here.
This was prepared by Dr. Peter Gleick.

I credit WaterWired again.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

UA research on happiness

http://uanews.org/node/30432


What Mehl and his team found was that, consistent with prior research, higher well-being was associated with spending less time alone and more time talking to others.


Furthermore, and maybe more surprisingly, they found that higher well-being was robustly related to having less small talk and more substantive conversations.


Compared with the unhappiest participants in the study, the happiest participants had roughly one-third as much small talk and twice as many substantive conversations.