It's amazing how "educated people" will buy bottled water instead of drinking free tap water. In Minnesota tap water is probably of better quality that the crap in bottles that comes from who knows where. In addition to the chemicals added to the water from the plastic bottle and bottling process.What the models do not consider is the significant increase in bottled water consumption. For millennia man has produced beer and later on carbonated beverages. All of these things have served to check the natural release of CO2 into the atmosphere. Since the late 80s when "everyone" started noticing that there is more CO2 is about the time (less a few years) when the bottled water craze began. The process of bottling water actively eliminates the natural level of CO2 from the ground water and introduces it into the atmosphere. So with the continuing decline of carbonated beverages in favor of the anti-carbonated beverage we witness a tremendous release of CO2. Look around and you'll see that all over the world they are shipping bottled water to "help" people. Places that don't have roads let alone automobiles or public power utilities are being inundated with this envirotoxin.
We must stop it immediately. Everyone should drink beer or seltzer. One gallon per day is all I ask. Thank you and goodnight.
Ignorant college educated people.