I was briefly talking to someone today about what comes after we stop fighting about oil. (If all else fails, when it runs out, there’s nothing left to fight over). And I said, as I’ve thought for a while, that drinking water is the next big resource to cause conflicts. While I can’t remember the exact countries, there’s already UN Water monitoring stations in some of the southern former-Soviet republics, to prevent the countries from going to war over usage rights for drinking water from rivers. And today, Sri Lanka started bombing the Tamil Tigers again, after negotiations hosted by Norway over water rights fell apart.
Just in case ya thought things would get better soon.