Water is an essential need for living things. Life wouldn’t even be possible at all without it. Remember that the very first single-celled micro-organisms to have ever lived were created in the water. Thus, it is beyond doubt that if water ceases to exist, life, as we know it, will too. But how exactly will drought make this happen? Below, we’ll break down the things that can happen when the world ran out of water.
We’ll all be dehydrated
One of the most obvious reasons is that we’ll all be dehydrated. Why? Because in the human body alone, water takes about 70% of its composition. And to stay healthy and functional, we need 7-8 glasses of water each day. When we don’t get enough H20 intake, our skin will be extremely dry, our organs will stop functioning efficiently, and eventually, we’ll die.
Other essential activities will be interrupted
But aside from drinking, we also need water for various purposes. These include cooking, cleaning our homes, washing our clothes, and taking a bath. We also need water to clean our eating utensils, such as pots, plates, glasses, and cutlery. When there is a drought, we won’t be able to do any of these things.
Life will be boring
If you love going to the beach, then a life without water will be a living hell. Especially during the summer, beaches would be empty – literally– because there would be no more water crashing in waves to swim in. When the world runs out of water, all you would see is a long stretch of sandy land and some lonely pine trees (if they’re lucky to survive without water).
Plants and animals will also be dehydrated
Humans are not the only ones who need water. Anything that has life does. That includes plants and animals. We all know that humans also need plants and animals to stay alive. These other living forms provide us food, shelter, and clothing. If the plants that we harvest and the animals we hunt for food disappear because of drought, where else can we get our needs to survive?
We’ll fall straight to hell
Now let’s get down to the bottom of it all – literally. Because without water, we won’t even have the ground to stand on. As drought ensues and worsens, the ground would start breaking until it completely falls apart. All that’d be left are big chunks of dry dirt.
Not only that, but earthquakes would also be ceaseless. Eventually, we won’t have any solid ground under our feet to stand on, and it would all be just hot sand. (It would also be not impossible for us to get swallowed into the center of the earth, where the core is.) If the ground is too soft, high temperature from the core will rise to the surface causing the Earth’s atmosphere to increase to a burning degree. So if you’re lucky enough not to get swallowed straight to hell, you’ll be burned alive above ground.
What do we do now to prevent drought?
The good news is that drought is extremely preventable. All we have to do is CONSERVE. We need to stay educated on ways we can preserve and keep it clean before it’s too late. We also need to understand that when the world runs out of water, humans cannot re-manufacture it. So the only way to save it is through conversation.