Boiling Point

Boiling Point

Government Neglect, Corporate Abuse, and Canada's Water Crisis

eBook - 2016
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Passionate and cogent, this could be the most important book of the year for Canadians We are complacent. We bask in the idea that Canada holds 20% of the world's fresh water - water crises face other countries, but not ours. We could not be more wrong. In Boiling Point, bestselling author and activist Maude Barlow lays bare the issues facing Canada's water reserves, including long-outdated water laws, unmapped and unprotected groundwater reserves, agricultural pollution, industrial-waste dumping, boil-water advisories, and the effects of deforestation and climate change. This will be the defining issue of the coming decade, and most of us have no idea that it is on our very own doorstep. Barlow is one of the world's foremost water activists and she has been on the front lines of the world's water crises for the past 20 years. She has seen first-hand the scale of the water problems facing much of the world, but also many of the solutions that are being applied. In Boiling Point, she brings this wealth of experience and expertise home to craft a compelling blueprint for Canada's water security.
Publisher: [United States] : ECW Press : Made available through hoopla, 2016
ISBN: 9781770909472
1770909478
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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badgirls
Sep 05, 2016

The latest from activist and author Maude Barlow.
Barlow is probably the most famous water activist in the world. She has received acclaim here and internationally for her work in bringing attention to the water crisis.
Barlow documents how our water is being destroyed at an unprecedented rate by fracking, industrialization by the big Corporations, privatization, Government neglect etc.
As well as 'sounding the alarm', Barlow also offers solutions that can work.
Read this book and take action, we need to protect water from those who would destroy it.
Access to clean water is a human right-without it we all die.
Water is life!

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