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Help Designate Clean Water as a Human Right

Clean water is a pretty important resource insofar as it's absolutely necessary to sustain life. In the overall scheme of essentials, it probably...


Clean water is a pretty important resource insofar as it's absolutely necessary to sustain life. In the overall scheme of essentials, it probably ranks just below oxygen and slightly above food in importance. And access to clean water is being threatened from two sides. Climate disruptions and population pressures are putting the squeeze on water resources, and corporations who see water as an increasingly valuable commodity are trying to privatize water rights.So it's important that we establish up front whether we regard water as a human right or a treat for those who can afford it. If you think it should be the former, check out this new online petition to add a 31st article to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:"Article 31: Everyone has the right to clean and accessible water adequate for the health and well-being of the individual and family, and no one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstances."You can sign at article31.org.Via Boing Boing.