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

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

by Maude Barlow

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Language

English

Publisher

LeftWord

ISBN

8187496363 - Year: 2003 - Pages: 278

Binding

Paperback

Maude Barlow

Author: Maude Barlow
Tony Clarke/
Publisher: LeftWord
Year: 2003
Language: English
Pages: 278
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8187496363

Description

The vice president of the World Bank has pronounced, The wars of the next century will be about water. This book tells why.

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 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. Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke, two of the most active opponents to his trend, show how the corporate giant act in their own interest and how, contrary to received wisdom, water only flows uphill to the wealthy, who can afford it.

The consumption of water doubles every twenty years-more than twice the rate of increase of human population. Blue Gold Captures in striking detail the forces behind the increasing depletion of the world’s freshwater and the human and ecological impacts.

Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Treaty Initiative

THE CRISIS

Red Alert
Endangered Planet
Dying of Thirst

THE POLITICS

Everything for Sale
Global Water Lords
Emergent Water Cartel
Global Nexus

THE WAY FORWARD

Fightback
The Standpoint
The Way Forward

Notes

Index

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