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Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World's Water

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A real-life thriller about the corporate takeover of our most basic resource. In a shocking exposé, Blue Gold shows why, as the vice president of the World Bank has pronounced, "The wars of the next century will be about water." Increasingly, transnational corporations are plotting to control the world's dwindling water supply. In England and France, where water has already been privatized, rates have soared and water shortages have been severe. The major bottled-water companies—Perrier, Evian, Naya, and now Coca-Cola and PepsiCo—head one of the fastest growing and least regulated industries, buying up fresh water rights and drying up crucial reserves. Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke, two of the most active opponents to this trend, show how the corporate giants act in their own interest and how, contrary to received wisdom, water flows uphill to the wealthy who can afford it. The consumption of water doubles every twenty years—more than twice the rate of the increase in human population. Blue Goldcaptures in striking detail the forces behind the depletion of the world's fresh water, and the human and ecological impacts it entails.

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In this “chilling, in-depth examination of a rapidly emerging global crisis” (In These Times), Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke, two of the most active opponents to the privatization of water show how, contrary to received wisdom, water mainly flows uphill to the wealthy. Our most basic resource may one day be limited: our consumption doubles every twenty years—twice the rate of population increase. At the same time, increasingly transnational corporations are plotting to control the worlds dwindling water supply. In England and France, where water has already been privatized, rates have soared, and water shortages have been severe. The major bottled-water producers—Perrier, Evian, Naya, and now Coca-Cola and PepsiCo—are part of one of the fastest-growing and least-regulated industries, buying up freshwater rights and drying up crucial supplies.

A truly shocking exposé that is a call to arms to people around the world, Blue Gold shows in frightening detail why, as the vice president of the World Bank has pronounced, “The wars of the next century will be about water.”

Synopsis:

In a shocking expos, "Blue Gold, " available now in paperback, shows why, as the vice president of the World Bank has pronounced, "The wars of the next century will be about water."

About the Author

Maude Barlow is the national volunteer chair of the Council of Canadians, Canada's largest public advocacy organization. She lives in Ottawa. Tony Clarke is the director of the Polaris Institute of Canada and chairs the committee on corporations for the International Forum on Globalization. He lives in Ottawa.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565848139
Subtitle:
The Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World's Water
Author:
Barlow, Maude
Author:
Clarke, Tony
Publisher:
New Press, The
Location:
New York
Subject:
Economic Conditions
Subject:
Water-supply
Subject:
Water resources development
Subject:
Water-rights
Subject:
Globalization
Subject:
Eau
Subject:
Droits sur les eaux
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Environmental - Water Supply
Subject:
Water-supply -- Political aspects.
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 96-405
Publication Date:
20050901
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.2 x 6.1 in 16 oz

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In this “chilling, in-depth examination of a rapidly emerging global crisis” (In These Times), Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke, two of the most active opponents to the privatization of water show how, contrary to received wisdom, water mainly flows uphill to the wealthy. Our most basic resource may one day be limited: our consumption doubles every twenty years—twice the rate of population increase. At the same time, increasingly transnational corporations are plotting to control the worlds dwindling water supply. In England and France, where water has already been privatized, rates have soared, and water shortages have been severe. The major bottled-water producers—Perrier, Evian, Naya, and now Coca-Cola and PepsiCo—are part of one of the fastest-growing and least-regulated industries, buying up freshwater rights and drying up crucial supplies.

A truly shocking exposé that is a call to arms to people around the world, Blue Gold shows in frightening detail why, as the vice president of the World Bank has pronounced, “The wars of the next century will be about water.”

"Synopsis" by , In a shocking expos, "Blue Gold, " available now in paperback, shows why, as the vice president of the World Bank has pronounced, "The wars of the next century will be about water."
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