Climate/Water:

Water expert and author Maude Barlow links water desalination to climate change

As the international community works to reach a consensus on how to best approach a post-Kyoto climate strategy, author Maude Barlow says the world is neglecting a key element of global emissions—water. During today's OnPoint, Maude Barlow, author of "Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water", explains why she believes water desalination efforts are having a direct impact on climate change. Barlow says the world is at a critical juncture and needs to begin cutting down on water usage, as well as improve desalination technologies. Barlow discusses the United States’ water supply situation, and explains which policies she believes the U.S. should implement to minimize future issues with water.