By: James Ada
At birth our bodies are approx 75% water
We can’t live a week without FRESH WATER.
What most people don’t realise is 97.5% of water on the Earth is Oceans
That leaves 2.5% Fresh Water for ALL OF LIFE to exist.
Lets break down Fresh water a little more
So within the 2.5% Fresh Water
0.3% is Surface Water-
This accounts for all the rivers on earth
70% of this Fresh water is Polar
Remaining 27.7% is ground water
And the sustainer of life
If you want to go deeper (excuse the pun)
From this 27.7% ground water (within the 2.5% of usable water)
70% goes to agriculture22% goes to industrial usage
And the remaining 8% is used for drinking (Including cooking, cleaning, bathing, etc)
Yes, from the 2.5% of all water on earth and the 27.7% ground water within it,
ONLY 8% (even less) is available for drinking yet we survive and prosper.
In other words, from the total amount of Fresh water on Earth 0.055% (8% of 27.7% of 2.5%) is the sustainer of human life.