Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Water is Life
Remember the story about King Midas? He wished everything he touched would turn to gold. Then he sat down at a banquet and his food turned to gold, his goblet of water turned to gold--he then understood his mistake. Water is life itself. We can't drink gold.
Like King Midas, we should never sell our water for money. It belongs in the commons. It belongs to the eight states and two provinces--the bottom lands under the waters as well as the shores, tributaries and groundwater that feed the Great Lakes. By selling this water, the Great Lakes will shrink and their species will die.
Only 1% of this water is replenished by rain and snow.
The Dynamic Great Lakes is a primer about the Great Lakes system and its species.