Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Water Scarcity /Climate Change Through 2095
Water scarcity and climate change through 2095
Which means continued use of fossil fuels through fracking, tarsands, off shore oil drilling and also NUCLEAR must stop NOW. All climate policies that deem to keep water use and waste as part of its plan is a policy doomed to failure in a world of increased population that needs to be fed and sustained.
This article also mentions the year 2095...2095? Will we last that long?
63 trillion gallons of groundwater lost in drought, study finds
If You Think the Water Crisis Can't Get Worse, Wait Until the Aquifers Are Drained
Newsflash to California: YOU ARE RUNNING OUT OF WATER.
Sucking aquifers dry by drilling deeper and deeper combined with fracking may also be bringing on earthquakes:
Study FInds Link Between Drought-Earthquakes
Millions Of Dollars Of Spilled Wine Lost
The Elevation of Western U.S. Is Rising Due to Drought
California is now seeing towns without water at all and talk of migrating people out. However, where is the real urgency? People are painting their lawns green to continue living in their bubbles of denial instead of demanding real solutions as fracking continues without punishment for their waste. Farmers are hiring dowsers, or "water witches" to locate water using copper sticks... Really? Celebrities just dying to get on the PR bandwagon are dumping ice water over their heads to get attention (there is a difference between donating to a cause discreetly because you really care or just using it as a PR fad to get attention for yourself, especially during a severe drought.) And I am SURE that there are many celebrities living there who have yet to empty out their huge Olympic sized swimming pools. Wildfires, droughts, floods, sea level rise, ocean acidity, loss of the monsoon, accelerated ice loss... DO people really not see the urgency of this crisis on a global basis?
Well, we better see it now. Water is the greatest challenge in relation to climate destruction. Agriculture is the main target of changes being seen in the hydrologic cycle due to amplification of CO2 and other greenhouse gases. Simple equation- no water = no food.
On this blog previously I have tried to express my concern for the human race in regards to the effects of water scarcity specifically as it relates to climate destruction. I am truly getting to the point where the human race, or at least the apathetic among it do not have my concern. The Earth is in trouble and it is because of our wastefulness, apathy and consumption practices that are not only accelerating the tipping point of our climate but of humanity in total. Ignorance is no longer an excuse.
I do not know the words to use anymore to express the utter urgency of the situation we find ourselves in. I do know this: marches alone will not solve it unless those marching actually start living as they claim we should all be living and are willing and prepared to take it as far as it needs to go. We will also not address this properly by continuing to appease the very institutions precipitating this and looking to them to fix it.
Climate policies currently do not take into effect feed-backs particularly in regard to water sources globally. Look now at the Middle East for example which is a tinder box. Water is central to this battle and will most certainly be a factor in wars of the future- with natural gas also being at the forefront. Our voracious consumption and the continued appeasement of political and corporate corruption can no longer be sustained if we are to survive beyond this century.
Hundreds of sea-floor methane plumes spotted by sonar
We're Stuck With the Global Warming "Hiatus" Myth for Years to Come
(Note in regard to this article: Anyone pushing a warming hiatus is ignorant. Whether warming is atmospheric or in the oceans which sequester it- it is still WARMING and the ocean will give up that excess heat and it will be brutal. It is a scandal for people and the media to continue pushing this myth as if it has any merit whatsoever.)
The Coming ‘Instant Planetary Emergency’
Greenland Ice Melting At Record Speed
"Incredible" rate of polar ice loss alarms scientists
A New Frontier for Fracking: Drilling Near the Arctic Circle
So again, if California is any sort of example of how the world is going to handle this global crisis in years to come particularly in regards to water- we are doomed. We can't keep hitting the snooze button whenever the alarm sounds. Eventually you have to wake up and face the day, especially if you want civilization to make it to 2095.
New Coal Plant Rules Do Not Go Far Enough To Address Climate Destruction
Scientists Sound Alarm On Climate
1 In 10 People To Face Water Scarcity If Greenhouse Gas Emissions Continue
Arctic Ocean Leaking Methane At Alarming Rate
Changing Our Global Approach To Farming Is Key To Our Survival
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