What resource that we use is running out the fastest?



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    There is much talk about running out of fossil fuels, but a more urgent issue is the limited amount of fresh water for drinking and agriculture. One sixth of the world’s citizens have no access to clean drinking water, while the water-as-commodity industry has grown to be the third largest behind electricity and oil. We cannot simply come up with alternatives, as with the fossil fuel supply. Water is critical. Another example: the Ogllala Aquifer beneath the Midwestern United States, which supplies water for dry states like Texas and much of the nation’s “bread basket” agricultural lands. The Ogllala Aquifer is being depleted at a rate of 12 billion cubic meters per year, and is not replenished by rain water.

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