I read about the British sending aircraft to Libya to extricate some oil workers. This was early in the “crisis” .
People seeking freedom precipitated a crisis and now we are preparing to rain bombs on “command & control facilities”.
Same old, same old.
In that report about the Brits evacuating oil workers, ( oil, oil, oil) I read one line about some other crews hitching a ride. A large group that has been working on a massive project, The Great Man Made River.
Under all that sand, and I guess even under all the oil, is a vast water reserve.
Fossil water, from the last Ice Age.
The aquifer is not being replenished, but at the current withdrawal rates the water could last a thousand years. The aquifer touches 4 Countries.
I have been checking to see if the now stalled water project is making much news, it’s been sketchy. It’s certainly not on the Google News front page. I do that sometimes, hunt for what is missing from the news juggernaut.
Oil is a much more dramatic story for those controlling the narrative.
Water, enough for a thousand years, holds more promise for life and our collective future than oil .