When we wanted to understand the bigger picture behind what we realized, we asked why. Why, if there is, is there some element of secrecy to the mystery of the female orgasm?
We came to a number of conclusions, the most shocking of which we have yet to share, but one of them had to do with water. We’re sure you can IMAGINE how important water and staying hydrated is to the female sexual cycle…
As we said before, war in the world today is probably not for oil but for water. A case in point is Syria’s Golan Heights region which has been the object of dispute for decades, at least. on the region confirms that it provides one third of Israel’s fresh water.
Even the Pope’s last encyclical included quite a fair bit about water.
Global warming, or climate change, or rising sea levels, or melting glaciers, or some other major environmental catastrophe looms threateningly.
Brazil, Iran, the United States, and Thailand have joined the list of the countries facing drought. While the consequences for agriculture, personal use, and business are serious, announces that Thai’s will also have to scale back their wet and splashy new year, or Songkran, tradition of water fights in the streets to a mere symbolic sprinkling of water over the head.
Logical, of course, but it’s a huge social and cultural impact, a clear signal. Imagine new years with no countdown, no fireworks.
The Pacific Institute, which studies issues of water and global security, found a fourfold increase in violent confrontations over water over the last decade. “I think the risk of conflicts over water is growing – not shrinking – because of increased competition, because of bad management and, ultimately, because of the impacts of climate change,” said Peter Gleick, president of the Pacific Institute.
There are dozens of potential flashpoints, spanning the globe. In the Middle East, Iranian officials are making contingency plans for water rationing in the greater Tehran area, home to 22 million people.
Egypt has demanded Ethiopia stop construction of a mega-dam on the Nile, vowing to protect its historical rights to the river at “any cost”. The Egyptian authorities have called for a study into whether the project would reduce the river’s flow.
Jordan, which has the third lowest reserves in the region, is struggling with an influx of Syrian refugees. The country is undergoing power cuts because of water shortages. Last week, Prince Hassan, the uncle of King Abdullah, warned that a war over water and energy could be even bloodier than the Arab spring.
The United Arab Emirates, faced with a growing population, has invested in desalination projects and is harvesting rainwater.
And Nestle is buying up the world’s fresh water supply to bottle and sell back to us in destructive plastic bottles after processing.
outlines the debate between Jay Famiglietti, a hydrologist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, voicing the environmental concerns and considerations of bottling water in places of drought, specifically California, and Tim Brown, CEO of Nestle Waters North America. Brown says that Nestle will ‘absolutely not’ stop bottling and that if they could, they would increase resource extraction.
It’s a problem, a life-or-death problem, and, evidently, worth killing over. Just ask someone from the Middle East, or any desert: you can’t drink oil.
Leonardo DaVinci said ‘.’ Stay tuned.