And a list of facts about Earth’s dwindling water resources
Where’s all the water gone ?
There’s no mystery to it. (And don’t worry, it’ll rain back, and more and more abundantly and rapidly.)
After more than 10,000 years of agriculture, deforestation, blind war against useful weeds, monoculture, water now cycles more and more rapidly by evaporation from a soil that is more and more deprived of trees and plants normally filled with water — overall, tons of water.
Water cycles more and more rapidly from a soil which is also more and more deprived of that protective soft shield of plants and trees which usually, normally, keeps tons of water within the topsoil under their shadow.
All that water is consequently more and more rapidly evaporated, then rained back down, and up she goes again, pumped by the sun’s action, and down again, and up again, in a shorter and shorter cycle, without being kept in place for a reasonable length of time by a sufficient population of plants and trees and by the topsoil itself which is less and less protected by a sufficient cover of plants and the shadow they should normally provide, as already said ..
Today, that depriving cycle is accelerated.
Rain produce more and more mudslides, landslides, devastating floods :
Published on Sep 11, 2014 by RT — Indian Air Force helicopters continue rescue efforts to evacuate people stranded in flooded areas in Indian Kashmir. The flooding began earlier this month, causing landslides. More than a million people have been affected, with thousands losing their homes to the rising water.
There’s more and more homeless water rapidly captured by the evaporation-rain-evaporation cycle.
More than 10,000 years of a growing practice of agriculture, recently crowned by a delirious industrial revolution and raging monocultures, and by unsustainable “economic” growth, all that is taking it’s toll ..
What’s left more and more is a little drying soil that still easily turns to mud when water mix its short transient raining presence with it. A little drying top soil that tends to move and to disappear as dust, moved away and dispersed by the winds, or flushed away in rivers and seas. What’s left, eventually, are remaining patches of pauperized top soil, sand, stones of all size, tints, shades. Dry soil. Dry powderlike earth. Mostly. An ant’s paradise. Populated with stones. “Stones,” as in ” Stone Age ” ..
Explain that to a kindergarten kid, he will get it immediately.
Meanwhile, millions of zombies keep contributing at exacerbating that absurd water deprivation accelerated cycling movement by meticulously mowing their yard, year-long, or summer-long, destroying weeds, building dryness, driving water out, chasing it away, — and begging for it. They don’t seem to get it. Have you noticed that? Strange. Maybe should they go back to kindergarten ..
We’re heading for Diluvium, for some kind of Stone Age, through Drought, under an endless cycle of surabundant water which more and more is escaping our reach and thirst..
Yes, strange. Strange tragedy ..
Not to mention the two prongs of the giant pliers exponentially growing at the same moment : population and robotisation. Robotisation, in the System under the yoke of which we “live,” makes the growing human population less and less relevant as humans — and the robots as well at the end .. ! Cul-de sac, dead-end. Yes, “the Industrial Revolution and its consequences have been a disaster for the human race” ( Theodor “Ted” Kaczynski: Manifesto, 1995).
The following is a list of 25 hard facts about the Earth’s dwindling water resources.
( Taken from an article by Michael Snyder, June 18th, 2014, published by The Economic Collapse Blog : 25 Shocking Facts About The Earth’s Dwindling Water Resources )
#1 Right now, 1.6 billion people live in areas of the world that are facing “absolute water scarcity“.
#2 Global water use has quadrupled over the past 100 years and continues to rise rapidly.
#3 One recent study found that a third of all global corn crops are facing “water stress“.
#4 A child dies from a water-related disease every 15 seconds.
#5 By 2025, two-thirds of the population of Earth will “be living under water stressed conditions“.
#6 Due to a lack of water, Chinese food imports now require more land than the entire state of California.
#7 At this point, the amount of water that China imports is already greater than the amount of oil that the United States imports.
#8 Approximately 80 percent of the major rivers in China have become so polluted that they no longer support any aquatic life at all.
#9 The Great Lakes hold about 21 percent of the total supply of fresh water in the entire world, but Barack Obama is allowing water from those lakes “to be drained, bottled and shipped to China” at a frightening pace.
#10 It is being projected that India will essentially “run out of water” by the year 2050.
#11 It has been estimated that 75 percent of all surface water in India has been heavily contaminated by human or agricultural waste.
#12 In the Middle East, the flow of water in the Jordan River is down to only 2 percent of its historic rate.
#13 Due to a lack of water, Saudi Arabia has essentially given up on trying to grow wheat and will be 100 percent dependent on wheat imports by the year 2016.
#14 Of the 60 million people added to the major cities of the world every year, the vast majority of them live in deeply impoverished areas that have no sanitation facilities whatsoever.
#15 Nearly the entire southwestern United States is experiencing drought conditions as you read this article. It has been this way for most of the past several years.
#16 Thanks in part to the seemingly endless drought, the price index for meat, poultry, fish, and eggs in the U.S. just hit a new all-time high.
#17 As underground aquifers are relentlessly drained in California, some areas of the San Joaquin Valley are sinking by 11 inches a year.
#18 It is being projected that Lake Mead has a 50 percent chance of running dry by the year 2025.
#19 Most Americans don’t realize this, but the once mighty Colorado River has become so depleted that it no longer runs all the way to the ocean.
#20 According to the U.S. Geological Survey, “a volume equivalent to two-thirds of the water in Lake Erie” has been permanently drained from the Ogallala Aquifer since 1940, and it is currently being drained at a rate of approximately 800 gallons per minute.
#21 Once upon a time, the Ogallala Aquifer had an average depth of approximately 240 feet, but today the average depth is just 80 feet. In some areas of Texas, the water is already completely gone.
#23 Because of the high cost and the inefficient use of energy, desalination is not considered to be a widely feasible solution to our water problems at this time…
The largest desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere is currently under construction in Carlsbad in San Diego County at great expense. The price tag: $1 billion.
Right now, San Diego is almost totally dependent on imported water from Sierra snowmelt and the Colorado River. When the desalination plant comes online in 2016, it will produce 50 million gallons per day, enough to offset just 7 percent of the county’s water usage. That’s a huge bill for not very much additional water.
#24 We have filled the North Pacific Ocean with 100 million tons of plastic, and this is starting to have a very serious affect on the marine food chain. Ultimately, this could mean a lot less food available from the Pacific Ocean for humans.
#25 One very shocking U.S. government report concluded that the global demand for water will exceed the global supply of water by 40 percent by the year 2030.
Sadly, most Americans are not going to take this report seriously because they can still turn on their taps and get as much fresh water as they want.
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