There is about 1.4 million cubic kilometres of water on earth. This amount has stayed consistent for the last 2 billion years. But, only 1% of the world’s fresh water is available to consume.
FACT: Water moves around in a continuous cycle. Over a 100-year period a water molecule spends 98 years in the ocean, 20 months as ice, two weeks in lakes and rivers and less than a week in the atmosphere.
FACT: Even things that look solid contain water. A chicken is 75% water. A pineapple is 85% water and surprisingly, an elephant is 70% water and that doesn’t even include the water they drink with their trunk!
FACT: Even though there is water all around us, we should be concerned with not having enough drinking water. Humans can only drink fresh water and a lot of it gets trapped in ice caps, oceans and glaciers leaving only 1% of the world’s water for us to drink.
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