Before the 1990s, you hardly see anyone carrying a bottle of water or any container for hydration, to drink fluids from. This is especially true in our city of Baguio. Except, of course, for those who have flasks with them that contains alcohol like gin, rhum, brandy or vodka. (that's more for dehydration ... hehehe) Does this mean that people now easily get dehydrated?
During the earlier years there were soft drinks and other bottled fluids that you could easily buy almost anywhere. They were sufficient to quench thirst or 're-hydrate' people then! What is the difference between then and now? Why does it seem that we need to water our mouths more now than before?
I did not offer an answer here and that's the reason for the title of this post. Any scientist out there to give an answer or explanation to this? If your answer is global warming, forget about it, that's what I have in mind.