其實你們有。在你們星球上並沒有你們必要的元素是你們將用盡的(There is no essential element that you need that you should run out of on your planet.)。
那不是一個缺水的問題，而是缺乏意志(That is not a problem of lack of water, but lack of will.)。你們的物種中沒有足夠的人關心提供清潔水給那些不能立即使用清潔水的人。如果有的話，這不會是一個問題。
尼爾：你說的沒錯，當然。世界資源研究所(The World Resources Institute)在其網站上報告說，「面臨極度缺水壓力的國家可以備有正確信息，實施管理和保護策略，以確保其供水。」
是的，這只是一個文明共享的問題(simply a matter of a civilization sharing)。我向你們保證，地球上不會有任何地方的人們無法獲得乾淨、純淨的水——以及其他任何需要「讓生活行得通」的事情——如果地球上的人們只要有足夠的互相關懷(simply cared enough about each other)。
Neale: It's nice that there are places in the universe where nothing essential ever runs out, but here on Earth we're not that lucky.
Actually, you are. There is no essential element that you need that you should run out of on your planet.
Neale: Really? What about something as simple as water? As I mentioned earlier, a huge percentage of humans to this very day has no access to clean water.
That is not a problem of lack of water, but lack of will. There are not enough people among your species who care about making clean water available to those who have no immediate access to it. If there were, this would not be a problem.
Neale: You're right, of course. The World Resources Institute reports on its website that "armed with the right information, countries facing extremely high stress can implement management and conservation strategies to secure their water supplies."
Neale: Unfortunately, a country at the bottom of the economic scale may not have that capacity. So it would be up to the richer nations of the world to help make this happen.
Yes, it's simply a matter of a civilization sharing. I assure you, there needs to be no place on Earth where people cannot have access to clean, pure water – and whatever else is needed to "make life work" – if the people of Earth simply cared enough about each other.
But it must be remembered that, as you pointed out earlier, we are talking about a species which lets over 650 of its own children die of starvation every hour.
Neale: Yes, we are a primitive species, for sure. Our actions – or lack of actions – demonstrate that.
Primitive or not, Earth's people shouldn't die from insufficient food, for goodness sake….