Article link: 8 Mighty Rivers Run Dry From Overuse
Over the years, man has taken advantage of numerous natural resources the world, and more often than not we take more than what can be replenished in the same amount of time. Our greediness has taken its toll on the environment, and in this case, the rivers of the world. Excessive usage and abuse of the waters as well as the banks of some of the largest rivers in the world are causing them to run dry. Blaming it on inevitability of industrialization and urbanization, man turns his back onto the dire consequences of his actions.
However, this article is a wake up call, telling us that we cannot ignore this problem any longer. The depleting supply of water and other resources from these rivers will affect us all. Riots and wars can occur when there is a shortage of food and water because people can become desperate when they are on the brink of starvation, and this could cause deaths. By not taking into account the consequences of stripping away all the resources that is available to us, we are endangering not only the environment, but ourselves as well.