We are facing major global challenges of late. the pandemic of Covid-19, without a doubt, is one of them. The world has been ravaged by the Sars-CoV-2 virus, which started in China, in 2019, and quickly spread to almost the entire planet, where it continues to wreak havoc to this day. In Brazil alone, there are about 525 fatal victims of the disease, in a cumulative total of more than 18,5 million cases. To complete the tragic picture, we are simultaneously going through the biggest water crisis in history.
Like the new coronavirus, the water problem occurs across the planet. But, also like the deadly infectious agent, the water crisis takes on more evident contours in poor and developing countries, although it also affects the great world powers, in some way. And the effects of this crisis are, and tend to continue to be, increasingly lethal on millions of people, especially the most vulnerable.
With the Industrial Revolution, which took place in the world from the mid-1760s, and, in Brazil, at the end of the XNUMXth century and beginning of the XNUMXth century, the human being's lifestyle began to change at a very fast pace. As a result, emissions of harmful gases into the atmosphere were growing wildly, as well as other changes in the environment caused by man.
Experts warn that if humanity does not take actions effectively capable of containing this advance, it will be impossible to have a sustainable survival in the coming decades.