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Why the World May Be Running Out of Clean Water


Environment  (tags: environment, destruction, climate-change, globalwarming, water, research, nature, globalwarming, climatechange, climate )

Cal
- 1045 days ago - time.com
Potential water shortages are one more reason to try to reduce carbon emissions and blunt the worst impacts of climate change -- a warmer world is likely to further dry out already arid regions



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Douglas S. (1)
Wednesday October 19, 2011, 3:29 pm
Yep and noted.
 

JM A. (176)
Wednesday October 19, 2011, 8:07 pm
THIS IS ONE OF THE SCARIEST ISSUES OF OUR TIMES.
 

Ben Oscarsito (345)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 1:39 am
While there's still a chance; -Give a day of safe drinking water for a Child!
(All it takes is 200 Butterfly Credits)
http://www.care2.com/rewards/redeem.html
Thank You!
 

Alexandra Rodda (175)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 3:39 am
Ever read "Dune"?
 

lee e. (114)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 5:37 am
between global warming and "fracking" our 1% potable water supply is being threatened by greedy corporations, thanks for this article!
 

Bob P. (426)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 6:04 am
thanks
 

Kay M. (351)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 7:12 am
sad.
 

Valerie Hammett (21)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 7:56 am
thanks noted
 

Brenda Towers (0)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 8:11 am
very worrying!
 

Gwynethrose F. (12)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 8:13 am
Thank you...very distressing.
 

John Gregoire (255)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 8:28 am
Yes and fracking will/does remove large volumes of water from the system. Suddenly water is not a renewable resource.
 

Dave C. (214)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 9:12 am
...and yet some don't want to discuss population growth, climate change, slowing down our environmental destruction, etc....THERE IS NO PLANET B FOR LIFE, WE MUST SAVE THE ONE WE HAVE...or adapt or evolve....I vote for evolving into a society not depending on pollution for energy sources....
 

Stella Nobrega-Garcia (4)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 10:32 am
Noted.
 

Roger M. (0)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 11:15 am
Okay, that really wouldn't be very good, would it?

Thanks for posting.
 

Peter B. (54)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 11:43 am
Very distressing thanks for posting Cal
 

Sylvie Bermannova (39)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 12:40 pm
Thank you for sharing this. Water IS invaluable, considering that everything will perish without it, despite which so much water is wasted or polluted, which should stop. Following J.M.A.'s post, I would like to add: This is one of the BIGGEST issues of our time, and should be treated with all seriousness as such.
 

Jen L. (1)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 1:31 pm
We need to save the clean water we do have for our future. If we have more desalination plants, we can purify the water to us to use.
 

Robert O. (12)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 1:58 pm
Too scary. Thanks Cal.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 2:14 pm
I can't be all doom and gloom about this. I just don't understand how, if the ice caps are melting we could still be running out of clean water. And how, with all the new desalination technology and the water cleansing facilities, can we not make water clean and available for the world?
 

Pogle S. (88)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 2:24 pm
Water is life!
 

Shane C. (3)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 2:53 pm
Scary. Noted.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 7:53 pm
When the water is gone we shall all drink beer!

FOOL!!! The largest component of beer is water.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 7:56 pm
thanks
 

Esther Z. (101)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 8:39 pm
Noted...really scary, but a future reality!
 

William K. (328)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 9:29 pm
Thanks
 

Taylor isMyName (32)
Friday October 21, 2011, 12:31 am
It's a very troubling situation - wars will be fought over water, so they say.
 

Dominic Delarmente (33)
Friday October 21, 2011, 1:39 am
Scary reality of Climate Change..Thanks Cal
 

Rita White (55)
Friday October 21, 2011, 6:28 am
thanks
 

Becky S. (1)
Friday October 21, 2011, 8:10 am
Doesn't take a genious to see this problem coming a mile away- adn yet people are still in denial!
 

Val G. (102)
Friday October 21, 2011, 10:04 pm
Noted. Thank you Cal...
 

Svetlana B. (18)
Saturday October 22, 2011, 5:42 am
Noted ans shared TY Cal
 

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Thursday November 24, 2011, 3:45 pm
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