The world will run out of fresh drinking water by 2050 because of the Western world’s meat centered diet, according to a secret report just released on WikiLeaks. Nestle executives, concerned about the company’s future in a world threatened by climate change … discovered that high meat consumption is depleting the world’s fresh water supply. – Inquisitr
The Nestle report dates back to 2009, but it has been “leaked” by WikiLeaks recently and has received a good deal of recent mainstream media coverage.
The report, with updates, is entitled “Tour D’Horizon with Nestle: Forget the Global Financial Crisis, the World Is Running Out of Fresh Water.” It was published by Reveal at The Center for Investigative Reporting.
The report … details how the West’s meat centric diet is draining the world’s supply of fresh drinking water.
“Nestle thinks one-third of the world’s population will be affected by fresh water scarcity by 2025, with the situation only becoming more dire thereafter and potentially catastrophic by 2050.”
We’ve characterized this sort of propaganda as a “scarcity meme.” Globalists often utilize scarcity propaganda to generate a social consensus that allows additional authoritarian activity.
Of course, there’s plenty of water in the world and desalinization technology is advancing rapidly. But scarcity promotions dispense with a fact-based approach in favor of alarmism.
The world has been running out of food for decades, for instance (only maybe not). And for a long time, the Peak Oil movement was very popular: We were instructed regularly that recoverable oil was diminishing rapidly.
Rare earth is mined by the Chinese. The Pentagon and Congress have worried publicly about Chinese control of these strategic commodities. In fact, the Rocky Mountains reportedly contain vast quantities of rare earth. Only it is not currently available due to environmental restrictions.
Almost all scarcities publicized in the mainstream media are likely overblown propaganda of some sort. If the item is actually becoming less available, a substitute almost invariably can be produced.
We’ve been aware of regular attempts to “sound the alarm” about water scarcity going all the way back to 2010. You can see an article HERE.
At the time we wrote, “We are fairly certain that food and water are among the next dominant social themes that the elite will try to focus on, as weather and warming have dominated the past few years.”
What we didn’t anticipate was that water alarmism would be repackaged to aid in other elite promotions. We wrote about these “portmanteau” memes HERE.
We commented: “ Elite memes are increasingly being issued in combination, or at least being offered together in individual commentaries as opposed to separate observations.”
This latest water scarcity propaganda seems to exist as a portmanteau meme as well.
We come to that conclusion based on the commentary that has accompanied the seven-year old Nestle report. In fact, in several articles on the subject, we’re instructed that the “refugee crisis in Syria was sparked by a water crisis.”
The problem of Middle Eastern refugees pouring into Europe was apparently engineered by the US and Britain in concert with the EU. The idea is supposedly to destabilize European societies in order to make a “United States of Europe” easier to attain.
As Europeans seem well aware of this manipulation, it has further diminished the credibility of EU bosses and fueled anti-EU movements in several countries.
What to do? It seems “water scarcity” could be utilized to explain the immigration. In other words, Europeans will learn it was a lack of water rather than political calculations that caused the massive outflow of Muslims to Europe.
Not only do we see water scarcity being used to justify Muslim immigration, we also see a re-occurrence of anti-meat propaganda.
Now it may be that both people and animals would be better off with minimal meat-eating. But recent articles profiling the Nestle report have made sweeping assertions when exploring the environmental damage of consuming animals.
Here, from the Reveal article:
Eating meat requires much more fresh water than a vegetable diet because each animal requires tons of crops like corn and soy, which require thousands of gallons of water themselves. It requires far less water if humans ate the vegetable crops directly.
Americans eat too much meat and now the world is on a “potentially catastrophic” collision course with fate … The world simply needs to switch to a diet that’s not so meat centric.
Water alarmism is therefore being utilized to support several elite promotions at once. The UN, for instance. regularly campaigns to lower meat consumption.
We have mentioned in the past that investors will have to consider the reality of scarcity promotions versus their profit potential. This certainly goes for water.
There’s plenty of oil around the world, for instance. In fact, oil may be abiotic, produced by geological forces rather than plant matter. However, for decades, the Peak Oil promotion was successfully offered – and even used to justify higher prices. You can see a Peak Oil article HERE.
Conclusion: If the water-scarcity promotion expands, it could certainly justify rising water prices and thus the “value” of water resources. In such cases, being “right” about a given scarcity promotion is less profitable than ascertaining how much money and effort is going to be committed to maintaining and strengthening it. In fact, with many of these promotions, the truth diminishes as profits expand.