Building Sector Leaders Call for Steep Energy and Emissions Cuts

Oct. 6, 2009
By Keri Luly

Maps and globes show blue bodies of water, clearly larger in mass than brown land. Climate change melts polar ice, releasing captive water and adding what would appear to be extra “blue.”


For those who live on islands and coastlines, an excess of water will certainly become a survival issue, but the biggest green challenge we face in the future is a shortage of water—clean, accessible water. Water in the right place at the right time. Water we take for granted when we turn on the faucet. Water that provides services to us we don’t even recognize (or pay for).


Climate change and energy get more attention these days, but clean water is no less important. Americans who live in the Southeastern United States already know something of this issue since droughts have decreased their water supplies in recent years.


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