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US Faces Climate Driven Water Shortages


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Kit
- 3282 days ago - grist.org
It's no surprise that states in the hot and dry West faces the highest risk of water shortages. Arizona, California, Nevada, and Texas top the list, though the study also finds that part of Florida could find itself tapped out. ** Coming soon for all!



   

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Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 27, 2010, 3:13 pm
Noted. Scary...reminds me of an episode on Twilight Zone.
 

Mandy M (13)
Tuesday July 27, 2010, 4:52 pm
Noted, thank you Kit.
 

Carole Cherne (35)
Tuesday July 27, 2010, 6:56 pm
Kit, this is truly frightening. Olivia, I know that episode of Twilight Zone, which was an early warning. Thanks, Kit!
 

Linda G (187)
Tuesday July 27, 2010, 7:54 pm
Living in Arizona this does not come as much of a surprise here but it is very scary. Various agencies are fighting over water rights and those with private wells could be subject to confiscation if water shortages occur. I have joined several sustainable living organizations, installed rain barrels to catch each precious drip for my garden and wish I could move to Washington or Oregon. More articles like this need to be out there so we can conserve and find ways to share without fighting.
 

Carmen S (69)
Tuesday July 27, 2010, 11:02 pm
Too many golf courses being built and wasting water. Yes, wasting water just to have a huge area of greeen grass for golfers.
Someday we will outlaw this waste when we have to start paying for drinking water.
 

William K (308)
Tuesday July 27, 2010, 11:47 pm
Xeriscaping, good. Groundwater mining, bad. Growing water hungry crops in arid and semiarid areas leading to groundwater mining, bad.

Living in California, pretty much everything revolves around water.

 

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Wednesday July 28, 2010, 8:15 am
I would like to know why so many people decided to live in the desert southwest where water must be pumped to them from othe parts of the country.
 

mr Crowley (23)
Wednesday July 28, 2010, 11:59 am
interesting, thanks!
 

SuS NoMail Plez P (244)
Wednesday July 28, 2010, 3:08 pm
Noted with graditude Kit! All I have to say is I BELIEVE IT A SIN TO WASTE ONE GRAIN OF RICE/LET ONE CARROT GET THROWN OUT/OR WASTE ONE DROP OF H2o. I heard on the news a few weeks ago H2o will be "sort of" rationed in L.A. TOO BAD THE BILLION DOLLAR MANSIONS WON'T BE ABLE TO WATER THEIR LAWNS FOR HOURS UPON HOURS DAILY! Sorry if I sound a bit angry, but this is an issue that is unforgivable in my opinion. You may think this gross, but I walk my talk. I only shower every third day. In between I do the "old fashion" sponge bath! Would I LOVE to lie in the bathtub for hours, continually changing the H2o~YES. Will I? NO WAY! Again, THANK YOU SWEET KIT!
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 28, 2010, 3:30 pm
The climate has less effect than increasing populations in arid ares. So, it is not climate driven, it is population and demographic driven. Correct information would be more helpful to solve the problem. That would be birth control and stop illegal aliens.
 

Michelle M (287)
Wednesday July 28, 2010, 4:35 pm
Noted
 

Cynthia Davis (340)
Thursday July 29, 2010, 5:54 am
Not to worry, Corporations are buying water rights everywhere as we speak draining the places where they bought the rights dry so that the people that live there have no water and then putting it in plastic bottles and selling it back to them at a ridiculous price.
 

pam w (139)
Friday July 30, 2010, 12:43 am
The climate crisis and over populations are EQUALLY responsible for this situation, Be Kay! Rising sea levels around the world and countless other data prove we're on the brink of real disaster. I agree illegals are a big problem, but you cannot blame them for everything. Let's begin with corporate greed and religious attitudes about "being fruitful and multiplying."
 
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