|What's going on in Mr. Solarz' Class?||
We have a ton of saltwater on the planet. There is so much, and it's undrinkable. Earth's water is 97.24% saltwater. Of ALL the water on earth, 97.24% is saltwater! Less then 3% is drinkable! 0.001% percent of freshwater that was in the air. All the lakes, streams, rivers, and other freshwater things add up to 0.01% percent. Of all the freshwater that is underground adds up to 0.61%, over half of a percent. 2.14% is in ice form, like a glacier, iceberg, or icecap.
I already had some estimates of how much saltwater and freshwater was on the earth for my predictions, but then I was extremely off of how much of the freshwater was in the certain areas. I thought the one that had the second most actually was last. I really learned a ton even though I already had some background knowledge about the topic that we were learning today. 2.761% is actually freshwater, so then we have almost nothing in the world to drink, so now it almost seems like no wonder that the world has places desperately needing water. The great lakes in the United States probably is a decent percent of the surface water. And the only fresh water that we can actually drink is surface water, and there's almost none of that out of the percent of freshwater.