Wicked Leaks

Generally I applaud those who leak information into the public domain; there is a long and noble history of whistle blowers whose activities have benefited society and helped strengthen that precious and diminishing resource – freedom.

There is another precious and diminishing resource that is threatened – water. Whether it will be climate change that finally kills off humanity or shortage of water that does, is rather hard to judge right now. A cynic would argue that water shortages would, in the immortal words of Mr Ebenezer Scrooge, reduce the surplus population. Reducing the surplus population by drought might well slow the rate of climate change marginally, but most would think it a poor solution to climate change. Continue reading