Need some water? It’s on the moon. How do I get there? Its just a $100 million. Can I walk there? Of course…not!
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It’s official now, the news is: they found water on the moon! Since the time they have been looking for it, I can’t resist being impressed.
But why exactly do we even care? There is already a shortage of water on earth causing droughts and deaths. According to the Nature Conservancy Organisation, “every eight seconds, a young child dies from lack of water or a waterborne disease.” Statistics reveal that about 1 billion people don’t have access to safe, clean, drinking water.
Nowadays, key changes are happening in the eco-system. No scientist has ever seen such drastic changes as we are experiencing them since the past 50 years. Major rivers have stopped reaching the sea, and a number of countries (Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan…just to name a few) are asking for international emergency aid as drought wreaks havoc.
So once again, can someone explain why do we care if there is water on the moon right now?