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#peakoil Scarcity Reveals an Inaccessible Excess: For decades Zakayo Ekeno has walked Turkana County’s arid la...

#peakoil Scarcity Reveals an Inaccessible Excess: For decades Zakayo Ekeno has walked Turkana County’s arid la...

Scarcity Reveals an Inaccessible Excess For decades Zakayo Ekeno has walked Turkana County’s arid land, herding his livestock, and his father’s before that. Yet nothing about the persistently drought-stricken land in northern Kenya could have given him an indication of the wealth beneath it. “I have asked myself many times whether anything good can come out of this godforsaken land,” Ekeno says. Turkana is the most arid and poorest of Kenya’s 47 counties and in 2011 almost 9.5 million people of the mainly nomad community here were affected by severe drought. So few people could have even dreamt that beneath the sun-scorched, cracked earth was enough water to supply this entire country of 41.6 million people for 70 years. On Sept. 11, the government and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) announced the discovery of an estimated 200 ...

Full article: http://peakoil.com/geology/scarcity-reveals-an-inaccessib...

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