Water Controversies Soil Over Summary

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Mat Weiser, in his article, “Water Controversies Boil Over” (April 26, 2009), argues that the lack of water caused by the drought will most likely cause more wars in the future than oil. He supports his claim by first explaining a study by International Alert, a British advocacy group, then by quoting the director of the U.N. Environment Programme, Achim Steiner, then by giving his own personal opinion. Weiser’s purpose is to make the world more aware of the continuing drought that could cause water wars and human misery in the near future. He adopts a serious yet kind-hearted tone for the world that might soon be affected by this. I agree with Mat Weiser in his argument that water is more likely to cause wars in the future than oil. The…show more content…
I agree with this argument too. The government is importing so many things including water, which causes the U.S. to lose more money, rather than if they would use things made inside the country and save money. If the government spent more time managing this water issue in the first place, maybe we wouldn’t have ended up spending more money that we don’t have on this issue. We are already so far into debt that the water is just causing more money to be lost. Living in California, I believe this issue was pushed aside in the beginning in an attempt to supply us with more money, but ended up being another vacuum to our economy. The lack of water was pushed aside because we were already so focused on getting ourselves out of the debt, that we didn’t want to use any of our resources to fix it or even begin to fix it. We could have collected rain water, or slowly collected river water instead of taking it all at once and causing salmon to become close to extinction. Everyday people have seen what bad management can do, if you leave a little kid with a reachable cookie jar and don’t manage him, he’s going to eat the cookies. If mistakes can happen in the blink of an eye, why are we making another one by not approaching this

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