Many Lack Potable Water

American VoicesWorld ISSUE 40•35 Sep 1, 2004

According to a recent U.N. report, more than one billion people worldwide lack access to clean drinking water. What do you think?

  • “The law of nature is 'adapt or die.' If those one billion people want to survive, they'll just have to evolve past the need to drink water.”

    Jennifer Gerber –
    Auditor

  • “Yesterday, I poured a bunch of water down the drain after cooking some pasta. I could've helped an African with that water. I'm so stupid!”

    Jesse Miller –
    Clerk

  • “This problem will be gone as soon as the earth's temperature increases enough to boil the world's lakes and streams, effectively sterilizing them.”

    Mark Kunde –
    Systems Analyst

  • “I'm sorry, but if these people are too lazy to refill their Brita pitchers...”

    Kristin Leffe –
    Publicist

  • “When I was a kid growing up in Love Canal, we didn't have uncontaminated water. Did we complain about it? No. We just shut up and got cancer.”

    Mark Henley –
    Musical Director

  • “Thus we see the first tremors of what history will someday call 'The Volvic Wars.'”

    Jeffrey Larsen –
    Usher