The left graph uses GDP at market prices, current prices, converted to PPS (purchasing power standard), which allows meaningful volume comparisons of GDP across European countries and benchmark country performance in a particular year. The right graph refers to GDP at constant market prices, which allows consistent GDP time series in a particular country.
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Fresh water is scarce!
Some 97.5% of water on the Earth is salt water, leaving only 2.5% as fresh water. Of this over two thirds is frozen in glaciers and polar ice caps. The remaining unfrozen fresh water is found mainly as groundwater, with only a small fraction present in rivers, lakes or in the air. Water is a precious resource, use it responsibly and don’t waste it!
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