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Global Food Supply Under Threat as Water Wells Dry Up, Analyst Warns


Environment  (tags: global warming, climate, health conditions, water, weather, environment, climatechange, humans, animals )

Carrie
- 383 days ago - guardian.co.uk
Wells are drying up and underwater tables falling so fast in the Middle East and parts of India, China and the US that food supplies are seriously threatened, one of the world's leading resource analysts has warned.



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mike b. (30)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 4:26 pm
I have been saying this for a long time. The world has too many people. Thanks for the share Carrie.
 

Mitchell D. (129)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 4:36 pm
Read, noted and found to be scary!
 

Edo R. (71)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 1:35 am
Thanks for sharing!
 

Kath P. (10)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 3:10 am
Too many people...too few resources
 

Claire S. (6)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 4:18 am
Too many humans - not enough responsibility for resource management = disaster waiting to happen. Actually, they are already happening.... Wake up, folks.....
 

Carol H. (229)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 4:26 am
very scary, thank you Carrie
 

John S. (297)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 4:39 am
Noted.
 

Lindsay Kemp (1)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 4:44 am
I'm not convinced about having too many people in the world; what we do have is too much greed, too much power in the wrong hands and too much waste.
 

Fi T. (16)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 4:46 am
Act now for ourselves and other forms of life
 

Gloria picchetti (287)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 5:29 am
I am making coffee before it's too late.
 

Sonali G. (0)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 5:36 am
We need a 'Twelve Monkeys' solution
 

Yvette S. (30)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 6:22 am
Noted
 

Yvette S. (30)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 6:34 am
Thanks Carrie
 

Nikki J. (15)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 7:11 am
Another sign it's time to return to locally produced produce and stop relying on the massive international organisations.
 

Svetlana B. (19)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 7:25 am
This is very important issue...we need to wake up. Thanks for sharing.Noted & shared.
 

Anne P. (245)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 7:35 am
Our planet is in distress, and people and animals are suffering the consequences - yet conservative politicians push global austerity as the answer to all our problems. Scary and alarming. Thanks for posting, Carrie - and welcome back!
 

Andre Yokers (6)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 10:03 am
Pray for rain! Wouldn't hurt to send people to jerusalem to keep the feast of tabernacles, too!
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 10:10 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Lisa Zilli (17)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 10:12 am
Not surprised.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 10:27 am
From those who posted from India, the overwhelmong concern was the high birth rate.Although this a major concern in India and China, it factors little in wells drying up.
I often wish we would return to Truman's mentality...they need water, let's give them water! Why was it so simple 60 years ago?
 

ewoud k. (73)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 10:29 am
In fact, this is old news, but the "public" refuses to pay attention to this and goes on spoiling water.

Big Oil is doing the same with the shale-gas experiment.

We're heading in a wrong direction with all this.

Thanks Carry!
 

Elizabeth S. (149)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 10:43 am
Between natural disasters, mandatory vaccination that will probably render people sterile and Monsanto, things will balance out....
 

Annalisa Parrini (16)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 11:48 am
sharing , thank you
 

Malgorzata Zmuda (177)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 12:17 pm
Dostrzegam zagrożenie, dzięki.
 

Carrie B. (303)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 12:20 pm
Malgorzata, I too see danger.
 

Janet R. (34)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 1:23 pm
Too many greedy people inhabiting the earth, raping it for all it has and not caring about tomorrow. Are we completely powerless against them?
 

Jaime A. (32)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 2:00 pm
Noted, bad for all.!
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 4:18 pm
Noted w/thanks for the info, Carrie. I read awhile back that Mexico had modified drilling equipment and was now able to drill 1 mile down to access water. I've read nothing about it since, though. U.S. frackers and drillers continue to drill deep here, destroying that water, while explaining that we will never be able to drill that deep for drinkable water. So, I'm feeling a bit confused and wondering if something's being hidden from the public.
I also saw T. Boone Pickens on The Daily Show many months ago, proudly state that he's buying up land in North Texas to hoard water, but haven't heard any more on that subject either.
 

Birgit W. (140)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 5:15 pm
We really do not have much time left to save our planet and ourselves. Thanks Carrie.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 5:22 pm
Thanks.
 

Peta Clarke (23)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 5:58 pm
The greatest resource on the earth today is clean water. It is worth more than oil, gold and diamonds the only things is that nobody within the global combined governments seems to be too concerned. Just keep on fracking a great destroyer of pure clean water, keep on polluting water sources etc, etc.
 

Inge Bjorkman (129)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 11:38 pm
Maybe we should reduce the number of people and have some form of birth control?
Out in the yard, I have a treasure, a clear and clean water well.
Love, Peace and Understanding
 

Judy C. (106)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 11:43 pm
From the article:

"In a major new essay Lester Brown, head of the Earth Policy Institute in Washington, claims that 18 countries, together containing half the world's people, are now overpumping their underground water tables to the point known as "peak water" where they are not replenishing and where harvests are getting smaller each year."

Why, for once, can't people take some actions to prevent, or at least try to prepare for this? Peta C. is right. Water is our most critical resource. Fracking must be eliminated as much as possible. Thanks, Carrie.
 

John De Avalon (35)
Monday July 8, 2013, 6:03 am
Something we all should be desperately concerned about...
 

John De Avalon (35)
Monday July 8, 2013, 6:05 am
Again, a disproportionate amount of water is used in livestock production...
 
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