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NASA's Terrifying Report: Earth Running Out of Fresh Water More Quickly Than Ever

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posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 01:59 PM
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NASA’S TERRIFYING NEW DISCOVERY SHOWS HOW QUICKLY THE EARTH IS RUNNING OUT OF WATER



HUMAN activity is leading to the rapid draining of about one third of the planet’s largest underground water reserves and it is unclear how much fluid remains in them, two new studies have found.
Consequently, huge sections of the population are using up groundwater without knowing when it will run out, researchers said in findings that will appear in the journal Water Resources Research and were posted online Tuesday.
“Available physical and chemical measurements are simply insufficient,” University of California Irvine professor and principal investigator Jay Famiglietti said in a statement.
“Given how quickly we are consuming the world’s groundwater reserves, we need a coordinated global effort to determine how much is left,” added Famiglietti, who is also the senior water scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.




and i would have thought with all the nationwide (if not global) fracking for oil, that all those spaces would have become filled with rain/groundwater runoff, creating more groundwater reserves than normal/natural.

but apparently, earth maybe cannot sustain its 8 billion modern human population and growing and their habits.

i dont know how our ancestors - well relatives from just a generation or two ago - survived without toilets, showers, kitchen & bath sinks, and tap and bottled water available everywhere they turn, like we are used to for now.

i hear the biggest city in the world - Ancient Angkor - collapsed because their irrigation system could not keep up with their growing populations needs 600yrs ago, sending its denizens fleeing back to the jungles and rivers to live off the raw land anew.

flashforward 600 years to the present, and it seems a similar stage is set for cities globally as running water reservoirs also run dry - not just groundwater reservers!



www.celsius.news...

^i'm surprised the response is often one of denial; perhaps there is widespread financial agenda in water supply demand & growing scarcity?





posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 02:01 PM
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well until us humans figure out how to make fresh water for ourselves then yes people gonna move to where the water is



posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 02:04 PM
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a reply to: Sovan

Um, does anyone realize that water follows a cycle? Water which is consumed is recycled back to the wild under the form of "waste", water which is evaporated up into clouds gets precipitated back down under the form of rain. Nothing is destroyed nor created - the only way for water to disappear from Earth is by transporting it outside Earth's atmosphere and gravitational pull.

Furthermore, according to your own source,


“This incorrect report about the health of the Canning Basin comes from a methodology that the department believes has produced inaccurate results,” he told Fairfax Media in a statement on Thursday.

“Reports that the Canning Basin is being depleted through over-use by mining differ significantly from the assessment of the Department of Water.

“NASA has not made contact with the WA Department of Water about the space agency’s groundwater study or its reported results, and this is disappointing as the department would have been able to correct some misleading information about the health of the water resources of the Canning Basin.”


Doom porn?


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posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 02:10 PM
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Been saying this for years the next wars will not be fought over oil but fresh water.
I made a thread about it but got shot down.



posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 02:11 PM
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NASA is seriously facepalming here. How can they be so high tech and not be up to date on the several companies that have made breakthroughs on desalination processes in the last decade? This water scare BS comes up every few months, and the people who push this propaganda don't realize they're feeding into a manufactured crisis of drought that could be solved with the tech available today if only we bothered to care and correctly allocate the resources needed to upgrade the infrastructure.

It's a complete non-issue, however real the current crisis is allowed to continue on. A shame people aren't as strongly pushing the solutions, as they are the supposed problems.



posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 02:15 PM
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Continuing Drilling and Fracking will only add to the situation, but where there's money to be made, the rest can go to hell.



posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 02:25 PM
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a reply to: Sovan

this is a bull# ploy by corporations (and other organizations with vested interest) to scare us into paying through the tooth for water.

that's what I firmly believe, just look at Nestle

Mintpress



posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 02:27 PM
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originally posted by: blacktie
well until us humans figure out how to make fresh water for ourselves then yes people gonna move to where the water is


There are plenty ways of making water,; collecting hydrogen gas and burning it. Using solar or tidal or nuclear power to drive desalination plants. These could have been built decades ago, but politicians were more concerned about winning votes through social security programs. Vast amounts of fresh rainwater are lost through urban surfaces that just run the water off into stormdrains and out into the ocean.

Water does follow a cycle, but it isn't necessarily a closed loop in every micro-climate. Winds may carry it out to the oceans. Normally, trees, soil and other vegetation act as sponges which retain the water and allow it to evaporate locally. But when that is removed, it will just be lost.



posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 02:42 PM
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I find it interesting that they admit that there is no reliable way to measure how much water is left in the 1/3 of the largest aquifers that are tapped for consumption, yet the sensationalist headline is: NASA’S TERRIFYING NEW DISCOVERY SHOWS HOW QUICKLY THE EARTH IS RUNNING OUT OF WATER. Think about that for a second...and unknown amount of 33% still exists that humans are using. That means well over 67% of the fresh water on earth is still accounted for.

I'm not denying that we're straining the water supplies in use, but damn, could we not treat the unknowns as Armageddon-style prophecies and just look at the problem as what it is?

Heaven forbid cities and civilizations have to do what has been done all throughout human history--find the resources and relocate to them if they run out in your area.

Our science is so hell-bent on the theory of permanency--water is running out (it's not, it's just in other places), warming climate is destroying the planet (it's not, the climate is constantly heating and cooling), rising sea levels will destroy humanity (it won't...), rising CO2 levels will burn the earth (it won't...CO2 levels have been much higher in the past than they are now), etc etc.

I think science would better serve the public by reminding us that, hey, if water runs out, you'll need to possibly relocate to places that have water and give the place you left time to refill itself. Too many places (I'm looking at you, West-Coast and Southwest U.S.) have allowed their populations and use of land to far exceed what the natural resources can sustain, and now we're supposed to believe the alarmist crap about how the earth is running out of water?

Give me a damn break--the earth isn't running out of water, it's just being redirected and relocated to different areas than where it used to be. Water doesn't just disappear off the face of the earth...but when it does, it comes back down somewhere else.

The problem is that we're over-using local resources to the point of creating an issue...the earth's amount of fresh water is just fine, we just need to do a better job using it in moderation.


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posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 02:45 PM
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Well, chemistry is pretty much just cooking with molecular ingredients. We know the recipe for water -- it's just a matter of finding cheap, safe and efficient ways of making water from other stuff.

In the meantime there's Brawndo. It's got electrolytes, it's what plants crave. . .



posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 02:51 PM
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Desalinization is 1) inadquate to meet the task, 2) produces an inferior quality of 'fresh water, 3) three creates it's own 'pollution stream' and 4) is very expensive.

Technology is not the answer for everything. Only fan boys think so. What's your superpower this week?




posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 02:56 PM
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a reply to: Sovan

Much of the available ground water in many locations is heavily polluted by various toxic waste products of fracking, nuclear, mining and industrial agriculture.

Most rain water just runs right back out to sea along the coasts.

The water cycle is different then the 'fresh water' cycle.

Consumption is the problem - human, industrial, agricultural.



posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 03:07 PM
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a reply to: swanne

yes lets all drink saltwater, desalinate, or hope it rains enough to replenish groundwater via expected 'cycle'- even though that is the problem, the cycle isn't replenishing fresh water.



posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 03:11 PM
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originally posted by: FyreByrd
Desalinization is 1) inadquate to meet the task, 2) produces an inferior quality of 'fresh water, 3) three creates it's own 'pollution stream' and 4) is very expensive.


I'd challenge you to provide evidence to back up these claims, but realize it doesn't exist.

Please quit spreading nonsense. The tech exists.
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posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 03:15 PM
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a reply to: Sovan

You are completely missing the point.

The fantastic claim in the OP is, and I quote,


NASA’S TERRIFYING NEW DISCOVERY SHOWS HOW QUICKLY THE EARTH IS RUNNING OUT OF WATER


I merely point out that Earth is not "running out of water" - the water is still there, it's just being redistributed.

Yes, the amount of freshwater is a concern to address. But saying that water in general is "vanishing" is just pure sensationalism.



posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 03:24 PM
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originally posted by: pl3bscheese
The tech exists.

Indeed it does.

Other than the evaporation method (which FyreByrd seem to believe is the only method in existence), I can name two other methods to desalinize water:

-Reverse osmosis

-Directional solvent extraction



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posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 03:42 PM
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a reply to: Sovan

Maybe scientists need to figure out how to tap into the melting glaciers up north. We've constructed oil pipelines, maybe we need to start transporting water from regions that have more than their fair share of precipitation and fresh water.



posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 04:00 PM
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a reply to: Sovan

I know this isn't fully on topic but I think so many of our worlds problems would be solved if everyone would just go out and plant lots of trees pretty much everywhere. They change the climate for the better, and help clean it.



posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 04:02 PM
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The guy in "The Martian" made water from hydrazine on Mars. I'm pretty sure we can figure out a good way to make water here on Earth with all of our resources.



posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 04:17 PM
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originally posted by: swanne
a reply to: Sovan

You are completely missing the point.

The fantastic claim in the OP is, and I quote,


NASA’S TERRIFYING NEW DISCOVERY SHOWS HOW QUICKLY THE EARTH IS RUNNING OUT OF WATER


I merely point out that Earth is not "running out of water" - the water is still there, it's just being redistributed.

Yes, the amount of freshwater is a concern to address. But saying that water in general is "vanishing" is just pure sensationalism.

You re being pedantic. You know precisely what is meant by the OP.

Human beings are consuming the available potable water at such a rate there will be a shortage in the coming decade. No amount of tech will resolve that problem in the timescale needed. Oil will not be the trigger for world war but water.



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