AS YOU READ THIS, BILLIONS OF LITRES OF DRINKING WATER
ARE FLOWING INTO THE OPEN SEA.
A REAL PITY.
The Antarctic is the largest freshwater reservoir on earth. Every year, icebergs break off with a total volume of about 2,300 cubic kilometres. Under the influence of currents, many icebergs drift into the South Atlantic Ocean and melt in the open sea – with no apparent benefit. Fresh water released in this process could cover the annual drinking water requirements of the world’s population a hundred times over.