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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 @ 08:18 PM
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originally posted by: onequestion

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


Yes, and that's what I was saying that some parts of the world are experiencing much more precipitation than usual while many others are experiencing severe drought. In those drought-stricken areas is where the water table is dropping and will have a hard time replenishing because it takes a lot of water to fill back in the reservoirs. Unfortunately, those drought-stricken reservoirs happen to be in some of the most populated areas of the planet like California, India, China, France and Brazil to name a few.




posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 08:23 PM
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originally posted by: theabsolutetruth
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.


I wonder about that. If you consider some areas that become so drought-stricken the ground becomes like a hard pan where when they finally get several inches of rain, most of it may just run off it. Like Texas and Oklahoma with all the rain they got, that didn't happen because the rain there was so much it had no where to go. Off topic, but think about all that rain water making its way to the rivers that run into the Gulf of Mexico and how much toxins and trash and chemicals that must have hitched a ride right into the Gulf.



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 08:36 PM
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The C.I.A. have already augured conflict in Asia over water resources by 2025. And if the Cocaine Importation Association predict a war, you can bank on it happening!
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posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 09:11 PM
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a reply to: Rezlooper

Aha, so I was on to something!

Thank you, I will be reading that chapter.

TheRedneck



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 09:36 PM
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It is not so out of this world and idea, that some day, perhaps soon, we may just harvest a comet or two, to replenish out supplies. It would probably be a smelly affair, as scientists say that being near a comet in atmosphere would be worse than thousands of beer flatulence episodes. (how's that for avoiding the word fart).

Anyway, science would figure out a way to reduce the comet to it's primordial constituents and a lot of that will be good old H2O.
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posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 10:14 PM
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all the major corps want youto think water is in short supply so they can charge you for it but my friend earth is 2 /3s water yes alot of it is salt water but that can be removed. yes its terrible for cali building farms in a desert area that was mostly abandoned by the baties because lack of water and shaking ground but they have an ocean beside them . quit fussing about drought and build some water desalination plant and gues what after you extract ater you have other chems you can sell too



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 10:26 PM
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Is that a pool behind him?

www.youtube.com...
Nestlé Chairman Peter Brabeck: Water is a Human Right
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posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 10:38 PM
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Where is all the fresh water? Here's a crazy answer (unless it's not...)

It's in us. It's in the population explosion that is us. (Well, plus crazy things like golf courses in the middle of a desert created by us.)



Most of the human body is made up of water, H2O, with cells consisting of 65-90% water by weight.

Source



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 10:45 PM
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This drives me crazy. We live in a closed ecosystem. Where is the freaking wster? LoL!



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 10:54 PM
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originally posted by: kosmicjack
This drives me crazy. We live in a closed ecosystem. Where is the freaking wster? LoL!




As another poster brilliantly put it......Water bottles,air conditioners,swimming pools....ETC. It makes sense and boy that poster is smart for seeing it.



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 11:04 PM
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a reply to: kosmicjack

Well, this is quite interesting:

Immense Freshwater Reserves Discovered Beneath Ocean Floor


Scientists have discovered a massive reserve of freshwater trapped beneath the seabed that could provide water to the world’s coastal cities and mitigate the impact of a looming global water crisis, according to a new study.

The study first reported in the journal Nature describes an estimated half-a-million cubic kilometers of low-salinity water buried in undersea aquifers off the coasts of Australia, China, North America and South Africa.


And here is the original "Nature" article it sources: Link



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 11:13 PM
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originally posted by: proteus33
all the major corps want youto think water is in short supply so they can charge you for it.


This, for sure. They already commodfied it when they started putting in plastic bottles and charging a buck fifty.


There is a reason George Bush bought the largest underground aquifer in the western hemisphere.

Disaster Capitalism.



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 11:23 PM
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a reply to: new_here

Man, that's pretty scary. We were just talking about land subsidence events occurring because of all the water being taken from the ground beneath our feet. Imagine what may happen after messing around beneath the ocean floor.



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 11:42 PM
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After the 'gold standard', for currency exchange...then the 'water standard'.

Yes, water will soon become a rare and precious commodity for the entire planet.

The wealth of any country will be determined by the amount of water it can extrude from the bowells of the earth beneath them. There will be wars based on water resources, not oil, nor gold.

And then it will begin, where there is too much water on Earth, because we've screwed up the atmosphere by chemical means, spraying the clouds with metal particulates, as well as flushing the depths with chemical water in fracking.

But the water won't be potable for humans, because the runoff will be toxic from all the industrial waste that is strewn across the land and oceans.
We will have destabilized the weather systems to such an extent that all there will be are alternate floods and drought, floods and drought, floods and drought...

"Apres le deluge"....



posted on Jun, 22 2015 @ 01:39 AM
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In southwest Missouri there are Massive underground Aquifers larger than Newyork City.

I personally have a 300'ft well, but where i live we hit water table at 20'ft. I cant see losing water in my lifetime. a massive asteroid would have to hit the oceans and eject all the water into space before that ever happening



posted on Jun, 22 2015 @ 02:02 AM
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What is used to displace the oil and gas extracted from the land via both fracking and drill/pumping? Mud is sometimes part of that, yes, but water is used extensively. What happens to the natural water cycle as a result? It's interrupted, whether as a delay or a reduction.



posted on Jun, 22 2015 @ 02:26 AM
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a reply to: Rezlooper

Here is UK and the floods I referred to were on the Somerset levels, some flooding was caused by run off on dry ground but the floods lasted months so the water soaked to the water table.

I guess a lot of places in the US being desert environments doesn't help replenishment of the water table.

I am sure there are technological answers that could use seawater.



posted on Jun, 22 2015 @ 02:30 AM
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The most effective way of reducing the need for water as it's current trajectory is for the nations that are overpopulating to stop it.

The worst offenders for birth rates by far is Africa which is already lacking water resources due to it's population. If all the nations there enforced the use of birth control it would make a huge difference to their struggles and to the threat of global over population.



posted on Jun, 22 2015 @ 03:16 AM
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Sorry to be so dumb but why are there lots of threads on NASA warning of global warming and NASA warning of water levels?

Shouldn't they be focusing on putting things in orbit paid for by people who want to study global warming?

Is this why we can't get to the moon, half of the space agency is not doing it's core job?

No wonder space x and others are cheaper.

Build safe rockets so we can all leave this rock and stop looking at water levels!




posted on Jun, 22 2015 @ 07:30 AM
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originally posted by: SPECULUM
In southwest Missouri there are Massive underground Aquifers larger than Newyork City.

I personally have a 300'ft well, but where i live we hit water table at 20'ft. I cant see losing water in my lifetime. a massive asteroid would have to hit the oceans and eject all the water into space before that ever happening


Your water table may feel safe and sound but picture the California aquifer running dry, where do you think those 50 million people out west are going to get their water. They are surely not going to move to MO, but water will start being extracted in large volume from your water table to get it to those people out there. Two thirds of the world's aquifers are running very low right now, which it would seem does put the other third in jeopardy in the not-so-distant future.



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