When I say they are facts, you better be dubious. These are some interesting statistics that I have come across and they have stuck in my mind. They may or may not be accurate.
Forty people a day a killed by trains a day in India while the are walking on train tracks. Note, that is forty per day in case you think a made a typo, or nearly 15,000 a year.
Thames Water which supplies Greater London and some nearby counties with drinking water loses around 26% of drinking water through leaking pipes. That is their pipes, not household pipes. Privatisation of public assets and services is working really well in Britain. Of course it is. Last year Thames Water made a pre tax profit of £208 million. That is a success. Performance? No need to worry about that.
Our big wide land, open for all, except where will they fit? One sixth of Australia is the Lake Eyre drainage basin. Lake Eyre is chockers with water and wildlife this year, but it isn't always. For years in a row it can just be vast dry salt pans surrounded by desert. Nature has evolved to cope with this. We haven't.