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the ah, nearly 71 percent of the earth surface is covered in water. even in modern times we have still not been able to develop the ability to provide a clean water to those who desire may have a 29 percent of the are. but it's not just the problem which 3rd world countries are encountering. i'm sorry, no huge on this episode, we're going to give you the 360 view of why clean water is increasingly becoming. first of all problem. let's get started. on the every year, nearly $1100000000.00 people like access to fresh water with $2700000000.00 of the global population finding clean water scarce at least one month per year. now
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increase in demand by a growing population, mixed with poor management, pollution, lack of infrastructure, and of course, climate change, or key elements which affect the availability of fresh water. the various regions of the world. now are countries in the middle east like tar, israel, lebanon, and iran are most prone to water crisis? despite technology, 1st world countries and other regions are seeing it increased in their inability to provide fresh water for all their citizens. was a far stretch to say that our world will ever run out of water. the ability to purify it and make it easily available. is it continuing challenge, which has more to do with poor management and decisions by those in power than a result of nature. in fact, the blame for the 6 major examples of water crisis currently being faced. the united states fall not on mother nature rather on mankind. joining me now for more all of this is jim olson. now jim is a lawyer and public water rights advocate. welcome. and we reached out to you
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because in the usa we are seeing yet another water crisis and a predominantly african american community. this time, jackson, mississippi, were flooding from climate change, a strained and already underfunded and neglected municipal water infrastructure all to create another crisis where citizens without water relying on bottled. now i can flip michigan, a cynical attempt to save money, lead to public health crisis with a generational legacy of destruction. and part of that we had detroit where cities bankruptcy problem led to city officials cutting of water to residents who couldn't pay their water bills. what's the common issue with all 3 municipalities in terms of delivering safe drinking water to the residences in the real question is, right. i think there are several factors. one is, at least in the united states. when we began to shifter solutions in the market
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place. we shifted away from more for government action and took on i think even in government sort of a business attitude, george government. so in that climate that evolved over the last 4 years, at least in this country, since they're a good ration intelligence right. more than ninety's and certainly we're in the last 2 decades. we've seen this hurry or what we're one public services education. brother dies, prisons driving the dies, don't care privatized somewhere in the energy field muscle because the public utility regulation. and i think that that shifting in coverage has affected water services. i think it affected more
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than large since i think it's affected the way we adjust or problems. and right now, the other thing is that i don't think there has been an understanding of what the role and delivering right, or really is it is taken treat jacket for those around the world. fighting in the end for you and right wire ultimately accomplished in 2010 with the work of credit project tomorrow, warriors, and lighter war, i counted the canadians by my barlow who was serrano achieving great grandma's right. the human right to water at the un doesn't necessarily translate to what
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happens at jackson, mississippi or what happened. jackson, mississippi and continues today. or the detroit charter. austin began in 2014 or the lead crisis. and let me add one more dark in michigan, great lakes region. the algorithm crisis and the western one 3rd of the year we have we have one of the great lakes western reserve experiencing serious our last 89 years. and there's been no government action that is adequately addressed the problem and 400000 people were shut off from the water supply years ago because of the toxicity of these birds. so what government has done is they see their, their utility water service, and i'm just going to talk about water service now. the bigger,
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wider issues on the planet. i should like to show and maybe talk about what's called the probably just doctors. but i think what we do, we shifted in this wider delivery as a product. and people are customers, well, retro contractual relationship. and i suppose you have contractual rates. right. but it doesn't mean that you have some fundamental, right? it's already as good as the contract. and your remedies are only as good as a contract. and what we're lacking is an understanding of what the role of govern government and governance is why we're dealing with water on this planet. and every time we see a crisis like this, this lack of attention that you mentioned shows up as one of the fundamental, if not the fundamental cause of the problem, or at least the, the cause of the continuing problem after we become aware of it,
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like what what happened in the fight in jackson? this is really british all over the world. me just what's going on, impacts elsewhere. if we're seeing the effects of climate change most dramatically, as we saw in pakistan and 10000000 are displaced and closer to home flooding in houston. why is the right to save drinking water being addressed as part of a discussion of climate change? and much of the focus has been on fossil fuel pollution, but little is actually discussed about floods and the impact on water. i think the problem is that we don't new climate change is water issue. if we did where we live and i just fear i if you want me to put some sides of a well. but if we just describe it we live and i just hear the water of average. it moves in water in the sky and clouds and it gets cold and condenses. it comes to
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the earth that it runs over. the land is right, it goes into the ground water, crazy lakes and springs, rivers and streams and rivers and oceans and goes around around implants are rich and trans, reparation. it's a cycle and every arca, their cycle. so the rear becomes crucial to every person on the planet and all away from them. but in so climate climate is a is a high just sherik issue. it's a water issue. not or is it greenhouse gas emissions but we're so focused on emissions. we're not focused on the fact that it is disturbing the entire high just fear and all the water on the planet in various times in various places, causing these appeals. so we need to understand that this is a public water is your pirate. why? the other thing we need to understand when you get to the jackson mississippi
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issues is that we can't sit idly by in the face of changing climate. and we know the weather is becoming more and more extremely noted for 2020 or 30 years in the last decade. it's been more well beginning with her again. katrina, we understand that this is a, this is a, this is a very serious problem and it's getting wash and as don't things intensify the action of jackson, mississippi's or any government, any state govern in the federal government. the in action of not beginning to understand that everything we designed in the past is obsolete, were living in the 21st century. and i'm hungry, just doctor and i mention is a 21st century principle. yes, it's roots or 2000 years ago. but the fact is, this is
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a 21st century issue. and this doctrine addresses the abs, lessons of the why the lessons of responsibility in, in the inaction of understanding that we live on river water cycle. and the climate change is what is the public trust doctrine and why is something that was created back in the seventy's even relevant today? you know, i'm kind of wondering how it was used in your case against nestle and what change and what's going on. yes, i mean the cases reported in for those that are interested is reported in the michigan court of appeals reports are published by law states and particularly michigan. it's in vi and 269 michigan app. it's called and the, the cation rouse, nothing in michigan in selecting an area that they thought was robust and
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ro wire. but they were showing spring miners. so it was connected to a spring and the company to demonstrate to do which spring lighter, their marketing. it shows free water on the bottle and demonstrate that every every gallon watershed for going in the bottle is a gallon out of the spring spring for their stream and the late in the lakes and their buffering reduce the stream anywhere from 18 to 35 percent of the time of the year, and we were able to file a lawsuit both under common law, rage of people that live on water bodies and also our law. but also the michigan and protection i was jo, sex had drafted creating rates and citizens the sooner this probably just which they have because their beneficiaries were legal beneficiary, just like trust in banks. and so you have a right to correct these arms river to use those principles and demonstrated
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impairments how the water system in a series environment rate will deliver the pumping. what hasn't been addressed to me? and then we get back to what we just action, what hasn't been adjusted to privatization issues. i mean, when you think about bottle water, it either comes from a private well or municipal system. these companies get it one way or the other or the ground in law situations. nobody pays for. they just, they just take it under the right of what they call regional use her country or uses. but it's basically a regional years. and really until not a water game, or nobody really thought about the salary water, there was a real water covering water services with the shower. water is a reasonable use. your right to use alarm to question is your right to show it or
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if it's public water does the sovereign through it's i just say you have to consent on that. and i think the entry, yes they do what you think enough that would create a level range between jason's government and those privatizing and profiting off the wider again waters by water. but it should be under the umbrella of sovereign. it should be consented to by the sovereign in the sovereign therefore, should not be standardizing their private profit. it should be shared. misery are systems that over gamma is go back to the jury. aquafina and designing coke and rusty. they get their wider from detroit on a non profit cost. they just they put it in a barrel and they make the profit even though other users are sharing and they're non profit. they just, they share in the cost or shooting and the cost and no problem goes majors this
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year and across that they don't share in the profit. so it goes to the company that says over, you know, once we average our no, i don't think that's true. i think they're getting it from the public based on public expenditures to create that system to begin with. and they're being subsidized by everybody else. tax fairs in the state of michigan as to why. and we have to understand this, this has to be corrected. this privatization of water through by wire privatization emitters, resistance is yet another issue. whether that's a solution or not, most people have concluded that, you know, these major coverage buying up national waters because jackson, mississippi's or the world can no longer fix. there's just so you know, larger companies that have the money will get the money and compound interest on these people. i'm a profit and into the future. these are a serious question to need to be addressed in the context of the governance of
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water, public and public trust. thank you so much. you know, that was jim often lawyer and public water rights advocate. all rights to ground because when we come back we will be joined by a guest, an expert on water right out of india state. ah, ah, there is no u. s. strategic. national security interest in you created all i would say there was no interest us interest in your brain, whereas it very vital interest for the russian federation that ukraine be restored to a neutral buffer state, separated from from nato countries. and she knew she coming from last year,
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russian gush shape. and she bows affordable and she grew up in the stable which has been i'm not the case. did you that will that this is no longer there a it's a so form. if i can put on your should it good. okay. if it's in the water bottle of them. uh, mostly a portable about you dealing me when you bought used lunch or wounded cookie. probably squeaking like leave me a whole year. why do you decide on such as your sanction country or section, of course, because you want to change the behavior of the government because 1st them why that hasn't happened sanctions hasn't functioned
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a ah ah, welcome back. today we were discussing water crisis that are plugging western countries as was developing nations. and so for a look beyond the borders of the us, we want to bring in vandana shiva. she is an environmental activist and author of the book water wars, and she joins us now from india. thank you so much for being with us. you know what? you've written this great book, water wars, pollution of privatization and profit all back in 2000 or 2. then it actually got reprinted in 2016, but a lot of the points it was making then are still being discussed, even debated. and we're seeing more and more privatization of water and corporate control of water. what are the state of discussions and the 2 decades since you
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wrote that book? you know, i wrote the book and the early stages of privatization, including the privatization, by default, when you take the water as a commons, you take a river that throws for all and you use it to dump your pollution. that's one kind of prioritize each of the other kind of privatization as you take a remind i good. oh, hydro electricity, all whole irradiation. ok. so the water is the ultimate comments. and after i wrote that book, the pressure to privatize water, increased intensity withheld from the world bank. and i met i'm, it was given, every country that was trapped in debt was being given a restructuring loan with water privatization as a co, competent and, and if we hadn't had a movement of the international for them and globalization. and if we didn't build
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a movement against the patenting of seeds and the privatization of water, frankly, they would have been no free water. they would have be no communities to protect the water. so if you think of how bad things are, think of how much was they would have been if we would not have had movements standing in defense of the water? what is the state of things in india at the moment? now of course i would recognize it's a massive country that we're talking about. i know, for instance, places in the eastern part of india we're getting head decade after decade with climate change effects. is that still the case? are things actually improving? well, you know, if the pollution of the land and the atmosphere keeps increasing, of course the disasters will keep increasing. the big super cycle that you mentioned was 1999 and it killed houses of people. we've had more frequent cycle since then. and journey in 10 seconds. but after that took the cycle, the government,
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of course i did amazing work in cycle warnings and cycle and share to us. we have been saving seats and among the seats that are community see bank in august, i had said was seats that could tolerate sold and flooding. and that was distributed with the results of the cycle. and when the so nanny hit south south india and the bail being also nannie. oh, that will this a palmers get the soul told in the black toner and seats to the farmers of come in? i do. so yeah, climate extremes are increasing and all of the predictions are the south asia, asa continent will be the worst effect it. and i have personally worked on the research as well as movement building 1st because we are the 3rd pool. we have the maximum snow's in the himalaya. after the north and south pole, the north and south pole doesn't have a population asked nose and a water support half of humanity,
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the drinking water. now the glacier met is one impact and they've seen a disaster in 2013. when heavy rain king a glacier was melting. the develop the building of huge hydro electric project and totally devastated the river. and the combination of the 3 things, intense rain, racial melt and mal development created a disaster that washed away 20000 people. and 2021 in the source of the place where the beautiful movement, which is 5 me chuckle to protect the forest. and the women were saying, you destroy the forest in the catchment, you're going to get more landslides in get more plants, you wouldn't get more drought. sadly, in 2021. that village was impacted because another glacier melted. another m was being billed and 200 people were washed away. the 2nd reason why we have huge impact is we are totally monsoon dependent economy and,
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and destabilization of the monsoons either by creating intense rain or lack of rain is making our agriculture supper. our people supper and then we have the longest foresight more than 7000 kilometers and cycle owns sea level rise. coastal erosion are a per dimension of the impact that comes why a climate however, through water i have said from the beginning, if at the end of the day climate change impact slides, either through intense flooding or through drought, the temperature aspect is there, but it's not the most serious in terms of the impact on life and death in the immediate situation now. ok, so in situations like you were discussing where you've got these massive climate change events happening across at the united nations general assembly decisions in 2010 that recognizes water and sanitation as a human right and essential to human rights. how is that?
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and those decisions where people agree to them were all the countries signed onto them. and how are those being addressed in any of the climate discussions that are underway at the moment? i do think water is being given the central rule. it should be given because what's the climate system? the climate system is the biosphere managing the climate and when the time it is the stabilize the hydro, logical system is the stabilize with the same systems that are leading to emissions of greenhouse gases and also pill pollution. of water intensive systems that a anyway destroying the high logical balance on the land. i did a book on the green revolution and been job now when job is the land to find rivers, it should have no war to crisis. this is one of the green revolution was taken to punjab and in a few decades it has of course,
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destroy the saw and it's destroyed. the palming is created the cancer training. what was it is leading to a war to famine? when you use chemical agriculture use 10 times more water to produce the same amount of food. but worse, you create water pollution. the nitrate pollution is one of the more serious impacts, whether it's in local water bodies in streams or it's the dead zones in the oceans . which is absolutely killing life. and then the nitrous oxide that comes from the synthetic fertilizers is $300.00 times more damage than carbon dioxide. so whether it's the atmosphere or the dead zone or the dead size and nutritionally empty food, we should be looking much more at how fossil agriculture is, has destroyed the water bodies. if you do an analysis of how did lakes dry up like lake chad or rivers dryer? it's because this chemical agriculture, the green revolution, including in africa,
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the alliance of the green revolution, but pushed by mister gates and miss and rock solid sadly though, and the cop $27.00 rock fellow, it destroyed india, spurn job is standing there with the food and agriculture organization, looking at future solutions for them, the future solution will be futures trading in water, which they've started. it will be treating water as a financial asset which had started rockefeller and the new york stock exchange has started talking about not allowing nature to have integrity, to reduce nature, to a financial essence and to allow the black drops and the van does to decide the future of water according to how you can trade in on it financially rather than protected ecological. thank you so much for their she of our author of a water wars you know, it's other than politics. i have to wonder how low can politicians sink and using
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a natural resource which life depends on, is truly the definition of hitting rock bottom. it doesn't government of an area which finds itself facing a water crisis have failed to do. what are the key task of their position? and if they cannot be held accountable by a court of law, they at least be held accountable by the ballot box for those countries who face the water crisis because the physical water scarcity and the lack of water to meet all demands, others should be compelled to step in and help resolve. however, when the problem is actually poor decision making by those in power, no grace should be given. however, oftentimes those same folks make decisions which allow the problem to purposely persist while crying and for the cameras at the injustice is displayed. policy is nothing new. however, today's modern day society should be unacceptable. if we have the ability to put a man on the moon, find cures to diseases, then we are fools. if we continue to repeat the same issues which cause such danger
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to our most vulnerable communities. as more light is being shown demand action rather than just words from the politicians, and most importantly, demand accountability results and accept no excuses. i'm guiding you. thank you for watching this addition of 360 view until next time. ah, i i rick sanchez. and i'm here to plead with you, whatever you do, you do not watch my, your show seriously. why watch something that's so different. my little opinion that you won't get anywhere else. work of it please. if you have the state department, the cia weapons makers, multi $1000000000.00 corporations, choose your facts for you. go ahead. i change and whatever you do. don't watch my
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show, stay mainstream because i'm probably going to make you uncomfortable. my show is called direct impact, but again, you probably don't want to watch it because it might just change, dwayne, think ah, needs to come to the russian state. little narrative. as time goes on in the most, i'm seeing the best. i can also send up for a group in the 55 with speed anyone else with we will van in the european union, the kremlin, ca, yep, machine. the state on russia today and split our t spoke neck. even our video agency, roughly all band on youtube with
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in the 1950s, the u. s. used former nancy's against the soviet union in the 21st century. they engineered kuta, the fish, the former soviet republic, into our confrontation with moscow. will certainly if the united states and the u. k, and the rest of the western world had not engaged in conflict with the ukraine and with the soviet union and its successor and the russian federation. we will not have the horrible situation we have today. i think that if the american stopped, we would be at peace and the role would be a lot better place and the economy,
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the world or function considerably better than is doing now. a russia president relevant because it is said to give a that i know speak to the country parliament in just a few hours amid the anniversary of emergency operation and you play a yeah. another series of earthquakes hitting a southern here with 3 people reported about 300 others injured. as the death toll from previous massive plates in the region has to post 40000 person pilot discuss increasing.


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