Written on: May 27, 2012
Some people… they are so disappointed that the sea is salty. For one, the sea is too salty for freshwater fish to live in. The sea water is also too salty for drinking. Therefore, because sea water is so bad, some people decide that they should change the sea and turn all the salt water into fresh water. This is what they do: they pour buckets of distilled water into the sea each day, in the hopes of diluting the sea water.
“I know it is very insignificant, but if everyone does it, it will be possible!” says one of the bucket-pourer, who leads a campaign that tells people to stop drinking fresh water.
“We know that water is made up of hydrogen and oxygen,” the bucket-pourer continues. “These elements are readily available in the air. So basically, people will just need to inhale and exhale to obtain the elements that are found in H2O. We know science. We have experts on the team that can prove that there are H2 and O2 in the air! We know what we’re talking about. You DON’T have to drink fresh water to survive!”
Another bucket-pourer campaign, whose aim is to melt the ice in the arctic to increase the amount of fresh water, stresses the importance of global warming on their project.
“Many people might argue that global warming should be the prime concern for the environment,” the bucket-pourer begins, “but we all know that a shortage of fresh water is most detrimental. This is because we all need fresh water to survive. In order to have access to more fresh water, we need that ice to melt!”
Whether individuals abstain from water completely, or whether they continue to drink fresh water but try to increase fresh water from melting ice, they all have one common goal to reduce the amount of salt water on earth. Through the different approaches, all campaigns manage to save about 10 buckets of fresh water to pour into the sea each day.
While some work hard to promote the increase of fresh water (or reduction of salt water), we come across some who do not feel as strongly about the issue.
“My flowers need water to stay alive,” says a retired old lady. “I’ve been watering my garden for the past I-can’t-remember-how-many-years-now. If you want me to stop watering them, you should probably go to the mayor and ask them to cut off my water.” Her 3-year-old granddaughter then adds, “What’s wrong with feeding water to Flowie, granny?”
In order to educate the next generation, the importance of increasing fresh water (or decreasing salt water) has also been introduced in schools. Guest speakers from the different campaigns arrive to schools to present about why increasing fresh water and protecting the species in fresh water are important.
When the kids were asked about how they plan to help with the goal, some answered with their plans of eating up all the lobsters and oysters, so that there could be more places for fresh water fishes to live.
Some older students reply with, “I am so angry with the way that people have treated the environment! Why don’t they care? Why did they let this happen? Adults, you live in this world too!”
There have been speculations that the world will end as a result of there being a variation of the correct proportion of sea water to fresh water on this planet. How big is that variation? Is there even a variation? Or is a slight variation across a specific time span normal? No one really knows to be honest. However, the many campaigns do see it as a concern, and these concerns are supported by research evidence that the world is not functioning in complete equilibrium nor in total harmony.
As you can see, opinions about increasing fresh water (or decreasing salt water) are pretty divided among individuals. While some work hard to raise enough money to save up to at least 10 buckets of distilled water to pour into the sea each day (for preventing world destruction); some simply remain in their gardens to water and admire the plants that they are growing.
That’s all the news for this evening. Stay tuned for the weather forecast regarding tonight’s severe thunderstorm that will continue on throughout the night. *Music: Dun dun ding… dun dun ding… dong ding ding dong.*
Published on May 27, 2012