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Colorado needs more water. As things stand right now, the state will not have enough water for our population in the near future.
We're not talking about a water shortage 100 years from now. This is a serious and immediate problem. Many Colorado communities face water shortages as early as 2010, and the Front Range as a whole is predicted to come up short of water by 2030.
We have to act - and we have to act now with improved water conservation and new water projects.
Water availability will be an equal or greater challenge, Peterson said. “Currently, significant areas across the world have no guarantees of water quality. And the cost of bringing water to people is significant.”
Peterson said water use patterns across the globe are becoming unsustainable. “Future water shortages will challenge human health and the environment.” He said water needs must be at the core of government strategies in the future.
“In some areas water supplies are already limited by lack of economic development.”
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday declared a state emergency due to drought, requested broad conservation measures and said agricultural revenue losses in the coming season could top $2 billion.
Total economic losses in 2009 could be nearly $3 billion, the governor said, and he requested urban users to cut water consumption by 20 percent and state agencies to implement a water reduction plan.
"Even with the recent rainfall, California faces it third consecutive year of drought and we must prepare for the worst -- a fourth, fifth or even sixth year of drought," Schwarzenegger said in a statement.
Water cut off in Mexican capital
Mexico City officials have shut down a main pipeline providing fresh water to millions of residents because reserves have fallen to record low levels.
The closure, due to last 36 hours, will affect five million people, or a quarter of the city's population.
Unusually low rainfall last year and major leakage are blamed for leaving reservoirs less than half full.
Originally posted by pepsi78
What is next , shortage of light? Who invents all this stuff anyway.
There is no possible way to run out of water, I can obtain water from thin air.
IRS to Go After US-held Swiss Bank Account Records
Sunday July 6, 2008
According to a court statement by a former UBS banker, the Swiss bank holds about $20 billion in "undeclared" accounts for [THE RICHEST] U.S. taxpayers.
Under the law, all U.S. taxpayers are required to report to the IRS all financial accounts in a foreign country if the total value of the accounts exceeds $10,000 at any time during the calendar year. Willfully failing to report such funds can result in a penalty of up to 50 percent of the amount in the account at the time of the violation.
Originally posted by loam
Two years later and the theme continues:
North China is dying...and the solution that may scar a planet.