STAFF NEWS & ANALYSIS
The World Bank Wants You to be Panicked About Water
By Daily Bell Staff - May 04, 2016

Water shortages will deliver ‘severe hit’ to world by 2050 – World Bank … Global water shortages are taking their toll. The World Bank has issued a stark warning that the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia will receive a particularly “severe hit” by 2050, and global mismanagement needs to be addressed urgently. -RT

We just published an analysis of water-scarcity propaganda on Monday and now the World Bank has just issued a report (see above) described as a “sharp warning” regarding water supplies around the world.

This is a great example of how elite propaganda works in our view. In this case, as we reported on Monday, WikiLeaks just leaked a nine-year old report on water scarcity. And now comes the World Bank with its own report.

We’ve been on the record for years suggesting that WikiLeaks is a controlled facility. In other words it “leaks” what is beneficial to its sponsors. In this case, for a variety of reasons those sponsors seem to espouse increased globalism.

Within this context, water-scarcity alarmism makes sense. On every level this particular meme provides arguments for increased United Nations activism and global governance generally.

Internationalists are ever on the prowl for so-called global problems that demand global solutions.

Climate change is one such problem. And we’ve argued in the past that drug decriminalization is being driven by a determination to expand global governance as well.

Drugs are mostly criminalized right now. But make it into a health-care issue and regulation suddenly becomes far more of a factor. The UN’s recent UNGASS conference was intended to generate worldwide regulatory facilities. Presumably these would be administered at least in part by the UN:

The WikiLeaks leak seems to be offered with a similar intention. There is not much attributed to WikiLeaks that is not already known. (It seldom leaks “real” news.) And in this case, its water-scarcity leak seems suspiciously timed to reinforce the warning the World Bank has just issued.

More from the RT article:

The report issued Tuesday states that by mid-century, a combination of factors, including climate change and urban and population growth, will put a strain on water resources in areas where there is plenty – and hit really hard the ones where supply is already very scarce.

… According to the World Bank, combined global demand will increase by 100 percent in the next 20 years.  The author of the report warns that this will lead to new patterns of migration and an increase in civil conflict.

On Monday, we pointed out that water scarcity seemed to be aimed at justifying various forms of emigration and immigration, even when the  movements of people was obviously premeditated.

Issues having to do with global governance area also raised in the World Bank report and UN activism in the realm of “sustainable” globalism.

“Water is the common currency which links nearly every SDG (Sustainable Development Goal), and it will be a critical determinant of success,” according to the World Bank report.

We mentioned in our previous article that “desalinization technology is advancing rapidly” – and this trend by itself should mitigate water-scarcity alarmism.

A quick Internet search yielded news of a new technology that “converts sea water into drinking water in minutes.” According to a post at ScienceAlert, this “newly invented and ultra-cheap water cleaning process is looking … promising.”

Developed by a team of researchers at Alexandria University in Egypt, the procedure uses a desalination technique called pervaporation to remove the salt from sea water and make it drinkable.

Specially made synthetic membranes are used to filter out large salt particles and impurities so they can be evaporated away, and then the rest is heated up, vapourised, and condensed back into clean water.

Crucially, the membranes can be made in any lab using cheap materials that are available locally, and the vaporisation part of the process doesn’t require any electricity. This means the new method is both inexpensive and suitable for areas without a regular power supply – both factors that are very important for developing countries.

This technology is just one of many that you can find online. There are plenty of desalinization technologies that are being tested or put into production.

If fresh water actually does become scarce, it would seem fairly easily combated.

But you won’t find that sort of perspective in this World Bank report. Like other such reports,  it proceeds from the point of view that  the current situation will persist and expand without being counteracted.-

In other words people, won’t take action to generate additional supplies of water but will simply succumb to drought.

This isn’t actually the way the world works but the authors of the World Bank report on water-scarcity probably aren’t interested in providing accurate information so much as they are concerned with promoting alarmism.

Whenever we point out one of these seeming elite promotions, we close by reminding readers that such promotions can be quite effective and lucrative in the short term.

Conclusion: Water scarcity may well be amenable to current or potential solutions. But the sheer resources devoted to the dissemination of scarcity propaganda may overwhelm common sense in the short-term. Profits in such situations can be made quickly.

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  • Bruce C.

    Maybe the scarcity promotions are like marketing costs to create a demand for investments in “water technologies.” If so, then I guess it could pay to invest in them early. As with any investment, however, you should have an exit plan too because at some point those things may be seen as a solution looking for a problem.

  • tom

    ‘There is not much attributed to WikiLeaks that is not already known. (It seldom leaks “real” news.)’

    Oh yeah? So how do you explain the text of TTIP that WikiLeaks has just released, thereby quite probably reversing the apparently inevitable progress of that horrible agreement?

    • spdlf

      Ever heard of a limited hangout?

      We live in a world of COINTELPRO and 4th Generational warfare… the people are being outclassed at every level.

    • Brosky

      That was Greenpeace dude… and all they really asked for was more regulations. Progress wasn’t halted. The beast was made worse.

  • Praetor

    Yes, memes! Salt water does not evaporate like fresh water, a much slower process, because of the salt molecules.

    So, we will mess with the ‘natural’ processes. What will be the outcome of such medaling. More water that evaporates faster that becomes apart of the atmosphere, to drop on the planet somewhere. What about the salt left behind, we don’t have enough salt already. What will they do with the water. Where will it go. Will Hershey sale it in bottles. This complete and udder mismanagement of the planets resources. Messing with nature is not a smart thing to do.

    Who pays for these facilities, of course, the tax paying public. The ‘Elites’ will and are screwing this planet-up!!!

  • Dimitri Ledkovsky

    Some say there is enough water in Lake Baikal (in Russia) for the whole world. With the water scarcity meme who needs oil to prosper? Or does Nestle already have an option on bottling rights to the Baikal water?

  • Brosky

    The World Bank is a joke. It should be disbanded and its ringleaders prosecuted.

  • chrisyew

    Technology will solve the problem. Money spent in combating global warming should be diverted to finding technology to desalinate sea water. We are entering a period of global cooling due to the weakening of the solar activity.

  • Centurian

    Had breakfast a few years ago with a professor who gives the various gubmint agencies (DHS, DOD, DOJ, HHS, CIA, NSA, and others) a table top terrorism scenario. He said he beat them on one the year before. Water food, fuel, etc could not go were it needed to go. I won’t discuss the scenario because I don’t need to give anyone any bright ideas. It was actually a brilliant and smile plan.

    I told him that I was glad that I live where do. He said nowhere is safe! He asked what will you do for water? Hello, we live on an island. What will you do for food? We hundreds of deer and some of the best fishing in the world as well as our own garden and a large farming community. He asked how will you keep other people out. Well there is 4 mile long bridge and 10 guys with rifles could manage that pretty effectively. He asked what if they come by boat? Well everyone here has a boat and we can patrol for that too!

    He finally gave up and I’m not too sure that he hasn’t bought a place here!

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