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US faces fresh water shortages due to climate change, research says05-03-2019 18:10
Tai Hai Chen
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https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/03/us-faces-fresh-water-shortages-due-to-climate-change-research-says/
05-03-2019 18:47
HarveyH55
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There really isn't a shortage, just over-use, and mismanagement, pollution. I've been getting fresh water sprinkle around this state, most of the day now. Here I thought winter was over, not even 60 F, and almost noon... Gets any colder, might put on a sweatshirt.

Actually, most storm water is diverted to rivers, and ocean bound, just more convenient. We tend to clear, and pave over a lot of land, so it never gets much of a chance to soak in. We change the grade of the land, so it drains off quickly, rather than let it have a chance to soak in. Plenty of fresh water, a renewable resource, we just prefer to waste it.
05-03-2019 20:05
Wake
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This is nothing more than more fake news and sky-is-falling chicken little C-R-A-P.
05-03-2019 23:12
Into the Night
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HarveyH55 wrote:
There really isn't a shortage, just over-use, and mismanagement, pollution. I've been getting fresh water sprinkle around this state, most of the day now. Here I thought winter was over, not even 60 F, and almost noon... Gets any colder, might put on a sweatshirt.

Actually, most storm water is diverted to rivers, and ocean bound, just more convenient. We tend to clear, and pave over a lot of land, so it never gets much of a chance to soak in. We change the grade of the land, so it drains off quickly, rather than let it have a chance to soak in. Plenty of fresh water, a renewable resource, we just prefer to waste it.


Actually, very little of the land is paved over. Gets expensive!

Overuse is the problem in many areas, or just simply unused (such as flowing down a river or creek on its way to the sea).

'Climate change' is not even defined. No one has yet successfully defined either 'global warming' or 'climate change'.

Places that have a limited supply of water usually get it from wells or aquifers. If these are overused, there is a water shortage. You can't just build more and more farms and expect to water them all from the same source.

Irrigating too many farms, and growing water intensive crops in water starved areas, is the problem. Growing rice in the desert is stupid, but it's done in California.

Water flowing down a river isn't wasted. It is actually used...several times....on it's way to the sea. City after city will get water from a river, treat it, and supply it to homes and businesses. Waste water is treated again before being returned to the river. The river itself purifies the water as it travels, and it's ready for the next town downstream to do the same thing.

At least in both Florida and Western Washington and Oregon there is plenty of water. We still have to use water saving toilets that don't flush properly because of federal law though.


The Parrot Killer
05-03-2019 23:13
Into the Night
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Wake wrote:
This is nothing more than more fake news and sky-is-falling chicken little C-R-A-P.


Sure there is, Wake. There is living under fascism or communism.


The Parrot Killer




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