21 Oct '17, 10am

The ethics of water as a finite resource

The ethics of water as a finite resource

The following is an edited excerpt from the last chapter of "Replenish: The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity" by Sandra Postel. Copyright 2017 Sandra Postel. Reprinted with the permission of Island Press, Washington, D.C. On Dec. 24, 1968, the crew of Apollo 8, the first manned mis­sion to the moon, beamed back to Earthlings one of the most iconic and transformative photographs of the 20th century: Earthrise. It showed our planet in its most fragile, isolated and vulner­able state — aloft in outer space. Yet against the barren moonscape, the swirling blues and wispy whites turned earth into a stunning gem in the vast darkness. Water, the source of life, and every astronaut’s holy grail, cloaked the planet like a comfortable shawl. Earthrise showed us unmistakably that water is the planet’s greatest gift, the gift of life — and that it is finite. From that knowledge f...

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