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Decade Of Drought A Global Tour Of Seven Recent Water Crises


Environment  (tags: drought, global water crisis, Mesopotamian, California, Brazil, China, Spain, Australia, India, climate change, climate disruption, water managers, governments, businesses )

Sheryl
- 1427 days ago - theguardian.com
Larger populations and growing economies demand more water and in some places climate change will likely reduce available water supply. Drought risk is high and growing worldwide. Businesses, govts and all water managers must make intelligent decisions.



   

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Animae C (508)
Tuesday June 23, 2015, 8:21 am
Thanx Dandelion
 

Ben O (131)
Tuesday June 23, 2015, 9:34 am
In Sweden we are lucky to have plenty. I'm quite sure that we soon will export drinking water...
 

Don H (45)
Tuesday June 23, 2015, 12:46 pm
Thank you, Dandelion.

Any decisions will be made in the quest for ever more profits for the few.
 

Angelika R (143)
Tuesday June 23, 2015, 1:48 pm
Don said it! Bet your bottom $ that fraud will be involved in any kind of water mangement. What we CAN DO, is each and all of US make intelligent decisions for our own water use!
 

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday June 24, 2015, 6:22 pm
Water is certainly more worth than oil. We don't need oil to survive but we all need water.
Thanks for sharing.
 

Laurie H (818)
Wednesday June 24, 2015, 8:29 pm
Yes water is the fabric of life---we will be going to war with other countries in the future about it, so stated Hillary Clinton when she was Secretary of State. She said it's not a matter of "IF, it's a matter of "When." We need to begin a new platform now not later, to make intelligent choices on how to conserve it. ~ Thanks So Much Sheryl!!~
 

Shirley S (187)
Wednesday June 24, 2015, 11:23 pm
noted with sympathy
 

Arild Warud (174)
Thursday June 25, 2015, 2:15 am
The next war will not be over oil but water.Thanks Sheryl.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 25, 2015, 4:45 am
No one can survive without water; treasure it
 

Roro l (0)
Thursday June 25, 2015, 4:55 am
Thank you!
 

. (0)
Thursday June 25, 2015, 6:17 am
Noted & posted. Hard to believe that unemployment was 1/3 of the US population at one point. The national debt is appx. 15 trillion dollars and yet our politicians thought globalization was a great idea. 90% global population reduction by any means necessary as of 2025 is the stated goal with 0% growth thereafter.
It has been reiterated year after year since 1997. Those in power have been telling humanity that genocide by any means is happening right now and will continue to happen until that goal is achieved. We can't claim ignorance. Meanwhile, we are used to consume their products so they can maintain their maximum profit margins.
 

. (0)
Thursday June 25, 2015, 6:21 am
BTW I support and finance education, water projects and micro financing in my own little way. However, as indigenous farmers have found out, any major corporation with the assistance of local government can take away the land and their homes just about any time they like. I shudder when large corporations get involved with these types of projects as their agenda only benefits the corporation.
I will take all the little victories I can.
 

Ana Lopes (92)
Thursday June 25, 2015, 7:16 am
noted
 

Winn A (179)
Thursday June 25, 2015, 8:00 am
Noted
 

Shirley P (2)
Thursday June 25, 2015, 10:32 am
So many examples here of what severe drought does to our Mother Earth, as it is screaming out to all of us to do something worldwide to change our ways drastically. First, all world citizens must find a way to fight our corrupted governments, as they exist in ALL countries now!!
 

David C (75)
Thursday June 25, 2015, 1:29 pm
water is life, we must figure out how to heal Mother earth, and start on it now
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Thursday June 25, 2015, 4:20 pm
Noted. Thanks for posting, Dandelion.
 

Sheryl G (359)
Friday June 26, 2015, 5:11 am
The people have to start to REALLY understand that concept......with the destruction of our lands they ARE killing us.

If someone came along with bombs and started to blow up our water pipes, water holding containers and such we would go after them, yet humanity just sits back and allows our waters to be poisoned and we do little to nothing.
 

Sheryl G (359)
Friday June 26, 2015, 5:13 am
**typo.... is what I get when I type before having my morning tea......

The people have to start to REALLY understand that concept.....water is life......with the destruction of our waters they ARE killing us!
 

Sheryl G (359)
Friday June 26, 2015, 5:35 am
I was able to pull up that link Ros and thanks.....I'll look it over a bit later......once I drink this tea.... ;-)

Is true, all that was implemented was done, at least in the USA, a bit at a time.....like the frog in the pot, it will sit in the water and be cooked if you turn the water temperature up ever so slowly. However on the other hand if heat would come on quickly, the frog would jump out of the pot.

That, there are those who plotted and planned this out is hard for many to grasp, we were so indoctrinated, at least here in the USA, that we lived in the best Country in the world, that our system of Govt. was the best in the world, that we had all sorts of protections and measures in place that would prevent what we saw in other Countries, that there were checks and balances.

Because the people were "too comfortable" in this thinking, it was perhaps even easier to start chipping away at things, and there are still people today, who don't believe, despite how much in the face it has now become.

Also the ole statement holds true....."An injustice anywhere to anyone is an injustice to all."

There was the Pastor that said something similar......

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
Martin Niemöller

One can put any group, person, or natural setting into those words....it boils down to the same thing. Now we are in hopes that a confirmed Socialist can help us. And thankfully, people are listening.
 

Jill P (64)
Friday June 26, 2015, 7:22 am
In Naomi Klein's book, This Changes Everything, she talks about how the rich, that includes our President and congress, have been planning for Climate Change since the late 60s. They have ben building bunkers for themselves and theri families preparing for the disaster they have been creating for over 40 years. All for nothing more than paper money that isn't even paper anymore, it is virtual money.
Climate change has been an issue since the 60s but the corporate media talks like it is a new idea that we still don't uderstand. I was teaching it for 30 years. What we called it has changed over the years but it is still the same problem.
Things are NOT going to change until stop playing party loyalty and support real human beings for office and throw out the corrupt sociopaths we have now. Yes, sociopaths. If it were anyone else other than rich powerful people poisoning our water, air and land and bringing the end of the earth we would have had them locked away long ago. Probably executed as a serial killer. Instead we keep putting them int he most powerful positions on Earth. So what does that make us?
They just approved the Fast Track. They would not have done it if they did not plan on passing the TPP. We all know that means game over for our economy, our human rights and the Earth. All on our watch.
Why aren't people in the streets????
 

Sheryl G (359)
Friday June 26, 2015, 10:16 am
To a point they are Jill, we just don't hear of it via Corporate media. Can't let others know that things are going on in the streets. Then when something like the Occupy Movement happened and the media did pay attention it did one of several things, made them out to be weird and or dirty, gee remember that from the hippies...and they too were correct.

Or the people didn't know why they were there, and find out of all those people the one's that either couldn't speak to explain themselves in an articulate way, or picked out the strangest looking one that spoke as if they were high as a kite and perhaps they were. But I'm sure they had people who could speak well, but that isn't what Corporate media wants to show.

Then if the people stay too long, make them out to be lazy, takers because after all if they have time to be so long at that spot they must be lazy and certainly if they were not takers they'd be working someplace. Failing to explain why people don't have jobs and time to stay there so long.....and how many had lost homes to this system driven into the ground for the poor and middle class.

The longer the people stayed I could of bet and won, make these people out to be violent. And if they are not violent make sure it looks like they are violent. Hire some thugs to go in and start crap or have the police who were given extra money by the Elites to "protect" them from the unwashed and lowlife in their minds to stir up some violence.

If they still don't leave start destroying the masses property, setting it on fire, throwing it away, because after all the Elites have had enough of it, and you just need to go away. Can't have the message getting out and now the Elites are looking too cruel upon the masses by the beatings so on and so forth. Follow that up by passing laws of where and when you can protest, making it harder to do and limiting the time.

If all else fails, bring in the National Guard........and let us not forget 4 dead in Ohio.

When people see on the TV people being beaten over the head and dragged and thrown into paddy wagons a lot of people back away from joining. Which is the whole intent. Notice when it's like that, the press always are there paying attention.

If the people can't do this peacefully via the ballot box, via working within the system, then eventually people will do something.....but the longer this has gone on and becomes embedded into the society, the harder it will be to turn things around and more of the masses will die turning it around. When famine strikes, when seas do rise, when storms become more fierce, more will die, when the people stand up to an entrenched military that is againsts it's own people because it is now hired by the Corporate, more of the masses will die.

And yes, this has been going on for a long time and there have been people speaking out, writing about this for a long time. I think that too few either took it seriously, didn't care to know, can't be bothered more important things to be doing like watching Kate Makes 8, Baby Boo Boo, the Druggars' and a host of other mindless programs to entertain while the fire was being stoked to rid the majority of us.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday July 6, 2015, 7:25 pm
There are two critical survival concerns for man at present. Peace with each other, in order to unite in an earnest effort to save what's left---so we'll go on to the next---as untainted as possible, drinking water. Good luck. Noted with trepidation and sadness. Thanks Dandelion.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday January 3, 2016, 11:54 am
. . . and since Dandelion posted this new article, what difference have we seen. . .?

More people reduced to poverty. More wars. The rich getting richer.

Weather systems the world over have become increasingly erratic and extreme, resulting in major floods and major droughts. . . both ends of the spectrum.

What is humankind doing about all this. . . ?
 
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