Matt Damon’s Not Acting. There’s a Water Crisis

Originally posted on CNBC, by Jeff Cox

Matt Damon is both a hot Hollywood actor and a water wonk.

The man who brought Jason Bourne to life spends considerable time these days preaching the virtues and value of getting drinking supplies as well as “the dignity of a toilet” to the world’s needy.

Affable by appearance and as soft-spoken in person as he is on screen, Damon gets stone-cold serious when he talks about the issue.

“Having traveled in the Third World quite a bit, I started to get a real appreciation for the magnitude of the water crisis, and it just shocked me,” Damon said during a media reception at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “Every 20 seconds a kid dies because they lack access to clean water and sanitation.”

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This is What Global Warming Looks Like in 2012 – And What You Can Do About It!

The NRDC put together the above video to give a glimpse into the dramatic effects of climate change that have occurred in 2012.

Here’s a sample of what 2012 has brought so far:

Yes, the video is depressing and the stats are devastating. But you don’t have to feel completely helpless about climate change. There are several things you as an individual can do to make a difference. Continue reading