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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 1:06 pm 
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From the Journal 'Nature' the week before last(29Sept10), reported in our newspaper. "80% of people live where river waters are degraded or depleted, and their water security is threatened.
Species in 65% of the globe's rivers are at risk of extinction because of lack of water, pollution, and destruction of watersheds. The report documents pandemic deterioration of fresh waters."
Many are in the USA and Europe, and they studied the whole river, not just part of it. Thousands of them around the entire world. Rivers once thought to have been "fixed" are polluted again. Rivers running dry that never did before. What started with the discovery in the 1980s of a few estuary dead zones has increased to over 100, and they are getting bigger in size, too. Maybe, in the USA they are trying to "fix" the Chesapeake rivers, but there are hundreds of other rivers needing "fixing", too.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:01 pm 
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It makes me appreciate that I do not live where 80% of the people do and have my own deep pure water well, and absolute water rights.

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This news is really threatening. I have read that most of the highest threat levels are in the United States and Europe. Maybe the people there are not aware of this phenomenon and their mindset is that they can invest in water treatment technologies. But this thing does not really solve the problem. To avoid further deterioration of the fresh waters they must protect the water system, this is more effective than any other solution.


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The report was only for world surface water (1) and did not get into the fact that most of the rest depend on aquifers that will be dry at or before 2040 (2), like our Ogallala. Also not in the report is the effect the pollution and depletion of surface and aquifer water will have on food production.
Noting that irrigation gives six times the yields, this will be a large reduction in agricultural output (3) along with the lack of pure water supplies. Global warming only makes it worse (4), as does the increasing over-population(5). Peak oil also affects agricultural output and distribution(6).
Six things that will profoundly affect the world of 2040, preceded by other effects such as economic depression from increasing prices, and lack of jobs, with instability.
They all tie into each other.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:49 pm 
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Johhny Electriglide wrote:
The report was only for world surface water (1) and did not get into the fact that most of the rest depend on aquifers that will be dry at or before 2040 (2), like our Ogallala. Also not in the report is the effect the pollution and depletion of surface and aquifer water will have on food production.
Noting that irrigation gives six times the yields, this will be a large reduction in agricultural output (3) along with the lack of pure water supplies. Global warming only makes it worse (4), as does the increasing over-population(5). Peak oil also affects agricultural output and distribution(6).
Six things that will profoundly affect the world of 2040, preceded by other effects such as economic depression from increasing prices, and lack of jobs, with instability.
They all tie into each other.

Higher food prices from higher prices of ever more scarce water, and rampant unemployment----all from moslem North African and Middle Eastern overpopulation, have already led to instability in the region and higher prices elsewhere.
Getting away from protein sources that use excessive water, like beef, or are causing fisheries decline to zero in the oceans, are necessary to mitigate the effects of the population crash.
The six riders of the apocalypse are approaching, and the hour is getting late...........

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:20 am 
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Johhny Electriglide wrote:
The six riders of the apocalypse are approaching, and the hour is getting late...........


It is our destiny. We can do better, but we won't.

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Johhny Electriglide wrote:
It makes me appreciate that I do not live where 80% of the people do and have my own deep pure water well, and absolute water rights.


Definitely something to be thankful for.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:32 pm 
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Not this!!! Mississippi Flooding
June 15, 2011 02:26 PM - Andy Soos, ENN

Nature's fury reached new extremes in the U.S. during the spring of 2011, as a punishing flooding and rainfall brought the greatest flood in recorded history to the Lower Mississippi River, an astonishingly deadly tornado season, the worst drought in Texas history, and the worst fire season in recorded history. There's never been a spring this extreme for combined wet and dry extremes in the U.S. since record keeping began over a century ago as shown by statistics released last week by the National Climatic Data Center. One other results is the Gulf of Mexico’s hypoxic zone is predicted to be larger than average this year, due to extreme flooding of the Mississippi River this spring, according to an annual forecast by a team of NOAA-supported scientists from the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, Louisiana State University and the University of Michigan. The forecast is based on Mississippi River nutrient inputs compiled annually by the U.S. Geological Survey. Scientists are predicting the area could measure between 8,500 and 9,421 square miles. The largest hypoxic zone measured to date occurred in 2002 and encompassed more than 8,400 square miles. :crazy: :evil: 8-[

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[quote="Johnny Electriglide"(ACID GUITAR PLAYER)]
The six riders of the apocalypse are approaching, and the hour is getting late...........[/quote]
And the wind begins to howl....... :-

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jettrout wrote:
Johhny Electriglide wrote:
It makes me appreciate that I do not live where 80% of the people do and have my own deep pure water well, and absolute water rights.


Definitely something to be thankful for.

Yes, I am. No comments on the original post or thread subject??? You being a water expert and all. \:D/

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And in Texas they are recycling and drinking their urine!!!!

http://news.discovery.com/earth/urine-s ... 10805.html

:shock: :-& [-( :-s :problem:

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Johhny Electriglide wrote:
And in Texas they are recycling and drinking their urine!!!!

http://news.discovery.com/earth/urine-s ... 10805.html

:shock: :-& [-( :-s :problem:


You do realize that the water you drink probably had something worse than urine mixed with it at some point in the past, right? Urine is generally sterile, just remove a few minerals and other compounds, mix it with a little Tang, and you're good to go!

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All water was dinosaur piss/s**t at one time!!!!! :lol:

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