11 January 2012

The Person You Love is Water

By Teagan White
''The Air and Water need your love NOW''
- Charles Manson

Water covers 70.9% of the Earth's surface and is vital for all known forms of life. Your body, the bodies of those you love and every other human on Earth is about 72.8 percent WATER. On Earth, 96.5% of the planet's water is found in oceans, 1.7% in groundwater, 1.7% in glaciers and the ice caps of Antarctica and Greenland, a small fraction in other large water bodies, and 0.001% in the air as vapor, clouds (formed of solid and liquid water particles suspended in air), and precipitation. Only 2.5% of the Earth's water is freshwater, and 98.8% of that water is in ice and groundwater. Less than 0.3% of all freshwater is in rivers, lakes, and the atmosphere, and an even smaller amount of the Earth's freshwater (0.003%) is contained within biological bodies and manufactured products.

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