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The water table is dropping all over the world as global drought approaches, NASA warns

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posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 01:36 PM
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Everyone does realize the previous governor of California , Pat Brown, had numerous reservoirs built for this occurrence . His son , the current governor , Jerry Brown closed up those same reservoirs because he had to bow to the special interest groups he serves.




posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 01:49 PM
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a reply to: buddah6

I don't know what you're not getting, buddha. Global warming is not "hot air". Why are you talking about the hot air and not the global ecosystem?
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posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 02:00 PM
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originally posted by: Rezlooper
One of the positives in this in regards to global warming is that while it may be creating these extreme heat waves and droughts it's also responsible for massive rain events as we've seen lately. The warming of the planet creates more moisture and this will cause more heavy rain events in other parts of the world that aren't experiencing drought. Or massive relief to a drought like what we've seen in Texas.

Maybe texas is doing something right that others are not.

Along with the rain we also have strong job growth and just a tad bit more of a sense of freedom compared to others.



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 02:22 PM
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As is already been said there is no shortage of water in the world. THERE IS JUST THE SAME AMOUNT OF WATER IN THE WORLD AS THERE WAS HUNDREDS OF YEARS AGO.It's only getting in short supply in large populated areas where man chooses to live.
Let me give you a prime example, near your chosen area (Cali), Las Vegas!! People build a city in a desert, OK when it was first built, but now there is over 5 million people living in that city and god knows how many more millions visit it every year. They ALL want water for every reason to live but the water table wasn't there in the first place no matter about now. So where does their water come from? Answer:- from somebody elses water supply.
As is already been stated drinkable water, whether it's from the aquifer or resevoirs has a limit ie. if you have a well that can satisfy say 50 people then another hundred people move to that well that's what a drought is. Too many people drawing on a finite supply.
Yes, having no rain to regenerate the supply is part of the problem but by far and large the biggest problem is man wanting to live where the water table cannot sustain him.



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 02:32 PM
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originally posted by: BlueJacket

I feel a global control is going to be established on every part of our lives if we arent careful. The government and big international corporations dont seembto have to play by the same rules...ifbthis is indeed true, Ill bet the aforementioned dont change their usage...just us sheep, of course we will pay a serious premium as well.



Just playing the devil's advocate somewhat here--aren't we going to have to have some kind of global control if we want to avoid massive ecological catastrophe? And it has to involve a new economic system that is not based on perpetual and ultimately unsustainable growth.



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 04:40 PM
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a reply to: Rezlooper

How advanced are we as a species if we can't harvest a resource that covers a damn near 70% of our planet..?!



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 06:03 PM
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Not sure if already mentioned, but loss of water could lead to an increase in Earthquake activity in these areas affected!!

www.thewire.com...



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 06:18 PM
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there is no shortage of water in the world


I am sick of hearing this stupidity. Aquifers are disappearing, it doesn't matter if the water returns later as rainfall, it will most likely fall someplace that doesn't need it or where we can't access it, like over the ocean or Antarctica. Fresh water is only 2% of the water on the planet after all.

And all the countries breeding like retarded monkeys sure doesn't help things at all. Even with all these problems they are planning for the US to increase by 100 million people in 50 years. Think what that will do to water, and food, and traffic, etc.
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posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 06:58 PM
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taking all the water out of the Ground could be why
we have big holes suddenly appearing!

this could be the start of the end.
They will not do any thing to stop the population growth.
and immigrants are moving to city’s.
witch puts grate strain on the water.



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 07:01 PM
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Missouris water tables are overflowing...Lol



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 07:04 PM
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a reply to: SPECULUM

They can replenished fast. Here a few years ago there was a dry winter and spring which made a few water tables in southern UK as below the sustainable levels though there was major flooding in the summer that flooded entire villages and fields for months and the water table was soon replenished.



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 07:08 PM
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a reply to: buddha

I think immigration should stop whilst Earth is how it is and economies how they are. Perhaps only a few thousand select per nation or even swaps.

An even better idea, for every 20 immigrants to the UK from Africa /Poland / Romania, send 20 politicians there as a swap until they stop making people compete for resources via their ill conceived lax attempts at immigration control.



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 07:20 PM
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originally posted by: pl3bscheese
a reply to: buddah6

You misread. He said "the warming of the planet" not "warm air". Global warming does increase water vapor in the atmosphere. This was predicted and evidenced.


More water vapor in the air = more precipitation though right



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 07:23 PM
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a reply to: Rezlooper

Query:

Could this have anything to do with the increased number of sinkholes which have cropped up lately?



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 07:35 PM
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They can replenished fast


Not aquifers, and with population set to add another two billion it won't be enough even if they do.



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 07:48 PM
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a reply to: CB328

It was a reply about water tables.

That said, with the right facilitation, aquifers can replenish.

education.nationalgeographic.co.uk...


Although the water table varies throughout the Oglalla Aquifer, it is generally 15 to 90 meters (50 to 300 feet) below the land surface. Industrial agriculture and development in the 1940s and 1950s contributed to lowering the water table by more than a meter (3.5 feet) year. In parts of the Texas Panhandle, where the water table was lowest, the aquifer was nearly drained.

Improved irrigation practices have slowed the rate of aquifer depletion, and some water tables in the Oglalla Aquifer have risen.



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 07:50 PM
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originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: Rezlooper

Query:

Could this have anything to do with the increased number of sinkholes which have cropped up lately?


That's actually a great query. Groundwater is partly responsible for holding the ground up and when it's taken out, rocks compact leading to land subsidence events, so yes, it could be.



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 08:01 PM
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So here's an honest question, most people know of the issues with desalination but what if we simply make it rain more in the areas that need it? Cloud seeding isn't perfect but it does have tangible results. Obviously this takes rain away from some areas in exchange but could it alleviate the issue?


originally posted by: BlueJacket
Desalination is not viable...brine kills off huge areas of sea life when it is reintroduced to the ocean.
reply to: theabsolutetruth


Desalination is viable but not to the extent some people think it is. California is an excellent example of a place where desalination is viable. There is a very long coastline to dilute the brine and it has high geothermal reserves as a green source of energy to power the desalination.

In many areas of Europe however such a plan won't work and this is a global problem.


originally posted by: TheRedneck
Wait a minute... I thought the oceans were rising? Now the water level is dropping too?


Freshwater reserves are falling, only 2% of the worlds water supply is fresh water.
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posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 08:06 PM
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a reply to: TheRedneck

Here's what I've posted in regards to your question about the jet stream and the weather patterns in the US the last few years. I wrote this in my book Fever Rising and then posted the chapter in its entirety here.

www.abovetopsecret.com...



The UK Meteorological Office released a report in mid-February of 2014 featuring details on what they believed was the reason they were experiencing some of the most-harsh weather they had ever seen, which included torrential rains and floods, hurricane-force winds, 30 to 60 foot waves splashing the coastline and intense storms. The report said that torrential rains in Indonesia and the western tropical Pacific region was the culprit. The massive amounts of rain that Indonesia experienced from the warmer temperatures in the region basically caught up the jet stream and caused it to move much higher north in the Pacific, then swept down harsh polar conditions over North America. As the jet stream moved out over the North Atlantic, it pulled much warmer than usual temperatures up further north, which in turn, pounded the United Kingdom.

The UK suffered a 50% higher-than-usual wet December and January of 2013-14. They had several major snow events the prior winter. Earlier in the year 2013, a rare occurrence known as the Greenland Block occurred when a large pocket of warm air came up from the south in the Atlantic and parked itself over ice-covered Greenland for months, causing a lot of land ice melt. Greenland is still suffering warmer-than-usual temperatures producing a dangerously fast-paced ice melt which is all just part of this chain reaction of runaway global warming.

So, we know that the jet stream is out of whack, and it’s bringing the warm torrential rainy weather from the tropical islands of Indonesia far up into the North Pacific, where it then dips into North America bringing extreme cold temperatures as far south as the Gulf Coast. At that point it returns far north up around Greenland bringing in extremely harsh rain-filled storms to northern Europe causing coastline-changing waves to hammer the shores as far south as Portugal. There were many reports from that nation about the ever-changing coast line during the winter of 2013-14 from the large waves washing away the shores.

These strange weather events didn’t stop there either. Parts of Asia were either extremely warm or oddly cold during the winter of 2013-14 as the jet stream continued its march across the globe.

The UK Meteorological Office report stated that the reason the jet stream had been deflected so far north was because of the constant heavy rains caused by the warmer temperatures of Indonesia. The rains pulled storms in from the Pacific which deflected the jet stream. Consider that this is also the region that was home to the most powerful hurricane that ever made landfill (since records have been kept) when Super Typhoon Haiyan blasted into the Philippines in late 2013 with sustained winds over 200 mph.



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 08:14 PM
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originally posted by: ThaEnigma
a reply to: Rezlooper

How advanced are we as a species if we can't harvest a resource that covers a damn near 70% of our planet..?!


But that's not fresh water.




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