Here are a few good wilderness and resoruces stories I found around the net. I'm going take a moment tomorrow to be thankful that I have plently of fresh water to drink, don't live in Darfur and that I'm not a tuna fish.
We can live for more than a month without food. We die within a day or two of not drinking water. With a shrinking supply of clean fresh water and a growing population, it makes sense that water will increasingly be an important resource and likely catalyst for armed conflict in the years to come. UNESCO put together a great map showing where the good stuff is.
As if things weren't bad enough, Darfur is quickly being denuded of trees as desperate refugees cut down the woods to burn or sell.
It's simple; we are destroying the native population of tuna. America and Europe are tag teaming both white and blue tuna, overfishing and targeting vital spawning areas. Their catches have been falling every year and there's little evidence of the political will to do what's needed to save them- a total ban on fishing tuna.
Have a great Thanksgiving! Gobble gobble gobble.