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20 Signs That Dust Bowl Conditions Will Soon Return To The Heartland Of America

For decades, the heartland of America has been the breadbasket of the world.  Unfortunately, those days will shortly come to an end.  The central United States is rapidly drying up and dust bowl conditions will soon return.  There are a couple of major reasons for this.  Number one, the Ogallala Aquifer is being depleted at an astounding pace.  The Ogallala Aquifer is one of the largest bodies of fresh water in the entire world, and water from it currently irrigates more than 15 million acres of crops.  When that water is gone we will be in a world of hurt.  Secondly, drought conditions have become the “new normal” in many areas of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and other states in the middle part of the country.  Scientists tell us that the wet conditions that we enjoyed for several decades after World War II were actually the exception to the rule and that most of time time the interior west is incredibly dry.  They also tell us that when dust bowl conditions return to the area, they might stay with us a lot longer than a decade like they did during the 1930s.  Unfortunately, without water you cannot grow food, and with global food supplies as tight as they are right now we cannot afford to have a significant decrease in agricultural production.  But it is not just the central United States that is experiencing the early stages of a major water crisis.  Already many other areas around the nation are rapidly developing their own water problems.  As supplies of fresh water get tighter and tighter, some really tough decisions are going to have to be made.  Fresh water is absolutely essential to life, and it is going to become increasingly precious in the years ahead.

Most Americans have never even heard of the Ogallala Aquifer, but the truth is that it is one of the most important bodies of water on the globe.  It covers well over 100,000 square miles and it sits underneath the states of Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming and South Dakota.

Water drawn from the Ogallala Aquifer is used to water more than 15 million acres of crops.  Without this source of water, the United States would not be the breadbasket of the world.

That is why what is happening right now is so alarming.

The following are 20 signs that dust bowl conditions will soon return to the heartland of America….

#1 The Ogallala Aquifer is being drained at a rate of approximately 800 gallons per minute.

#2 According to the U.S. Geological Survey, since 1940 “a volume equivalent to two-thirds of the water in Lake Erie” has been permanently lost from the Ogallala Aquifer.

#3 Decades ago, the Ogallala Aquifer had an average depth of approximately 240 feet, but today the average depth is just 80 feet.  In some areas of Texas, the water is gone completely.

#4 Scientists are warning that nothing can be done to stop the depletion of the Ogallala Aquifer.  The ominous words of David Brauer of the Ogallala Research Service should alarm us all….

“Our goal now is to engineer a soft landing. That’s all we can do.”

#5 According to a recent National Geographic article, the average depletion rate of the Ogallala Aquifer is picking up speed….

Even more worrisome, the draining of the High Plains water account has picked up speed. The average annual depletion rate between 2000 and 2007 was more than twice that during the previous fifty years. The depletion is most severe in the southern portion of the aquifer, especially in Texas, where the water table beneath sizeable areas has dropped 100-150 feet; in smaller pockets, it has dropped more than 150 feet.

#6 According to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the U.S. interior west is now the driest that it has been in 500 years.

#7 It seems like the middle part of the United States experiences a major drought almost every single year now.  Last year, “the drought of 2011” virtually brought Texas agriculture to a standstill.  More than 80 percent of the state of Texas experienced “exceptional drought” conditions at some point, and it was estimated that about 30 percent of the wheat fields in Texas were lost.  Agricultural losses from the drought were estimated to be $3 billion in the state of Texas alone.

#8 Wildfires have burned millions of acres of vegetation in the central part of the United States in recent years.  For example, wildfires burned an astounding 3.6 million acres in the state of Texas alone during 2011.  This helps set the stage for huge dust storms in the future.

#9 Texas is not the only state that has been experiencing extremely dry conditions.  Oklahoma only got about 30 percent of the rainfall that it normally gets last summer.

#10 In some areas of the southwest United States we are already seeing huge dust storms come rolling through major cities.  You can view video of a giant dust storm rolling through Phoenix, Arizona right here.

#11 Unfortunately, scientists tell us that it would be normal for dust bowl conditions to persist in parts of North America for decades.  The following is from an article in the Vancouver Sun….

But University of Regina paleoclimatologist Jeannine-Marie St. Jacques says that decade-long drought is nowhere near as bad as it can get.

St. Jacques and her colleagues have been studying tree ring data and, at the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in Vancouver over the weekend, she explained the reality of droughts.

“What we’re seeing in the climate records is these megadroughts, and they don’t last a decade—they last 20 years, 30 years, maybe 60 years, and they’ll be semi-continental in expanse,” she told the Regina Leader-Post by phone from Vancouver.

“So it’s like what we saw in the Dirty Thirties, but imagine the Dirty Thirties going on for 30 years. That’s what scares those of us who are in the community studying this data pool.”

#12 Experts tell us that U.S. water bills are likely to soar in the coming years.  It is being projected that repairing and expanding our decaying drinking water infrastructure will cost more than one trillion dollars over the next 25 years, and as a result our water bills will likely approximately triple over that time period.

#13 Right now, the United States uses approximately 148 trillion gallons of fresh water a year, and there is no way that is sustainable in the long run.

#14 According to a U.S. government report, 36 states are already facing water shortages or will be facing water shortages within the next few years.

#15 Lake Mead supplies about 85 percent of the water to Las Vegas, and since 1998 the level of water in Lake Mead has dropped by about 5.6 trillion gallons.

#16 A federal judge has ruled that the state of Georgia has very few legal rights to Lake Lanier, and since Lake Lanier is the main water source for the city of Atlanta that presents quite a problem.

#17 It has been estimated that the state of California only has a 20 year supply of fresh water left.

#18 It has been estimated that the state of New Mexico only has a 10 year supply of fresh water left.

#19 Approximately 40 percent of all rivers in the United States and approximately 46 percent of all lakes in the United States have become so polluted that they are are no longer fit for human use.

#20 Eight states in the Great Lakes region have signed a pact banning the export of water from the Great Lakes to outsiders – even to other U.S. states.

Unfortunately, it is not just the United States that is facing a shortage of fresh water in the near future.  The reality is that most of the rest of the world is in far worse shape than we are.  Just consider the following stats….

-According to the United Nations, the world is going to need at least 30 percent more fresh water by the year 2030.

-Global demand for fresh water tripled during the last century, and is now increasing faster than ever before.

-According to USAID, one-third of the people on earth will be facing severe or chronic water shortages by the year 2025.

-Of the 60 million people added to the cities of the world each year, the vast majority of them live in deeply impoverished areas that have no sanitation facilities whatsoever.

-It has been estimated that 75 percent of all surface water in India has been heavily contaminated by human or agricultural waste.

-Sadly, according to one UN study on sanitation, far more people in India have access to a cell phone than to a toilet.

-Every 8 seconds, somewhere in the world a child dies from drinking dirty water.

-Due to a lack of water, Saudi Arabia has given up on trying to grow wheat and will be 100 percent dependent on wheat imports by the year 2016.

-Each year in northern China, the water table drops by an average of about one meter due to severe drought and overpumping, and the size of the desert increases by an area equivalent to the state of Rhode Island.

-In China, 80 percent of the major rivers have become so horribly polluted that they do not support any aquatic life at all at this point.

-In sub-Saharan Africa, drought has become a way of life.  Collectively, the women of South Africa walk the equivalent of the distance to the moon and back 16 times a day just to get water.

It has been said that “water is the new gold”, and unfortunately we are getting close to a time when that may actually be true.

Without water, none of us could survive for long.  Just try not using water for anything for 12 hours some time.  It is a lot harder than you may think.

We can’t grow our food in a pile of dust.  Unfortunately, many areas of the heartland of America are slowly but surely heading in that direction.

History tells us that it is only a matter of time before dust bowl conditions return to the central United States.  We have used irrigation and other technologies to delay the inevitable, but in the end it cannot be stopped.

Let us hope that the return of dust bowl conditions can be put off for as long as possible, but let us also prepare diligently for the worst.

  • Curt W

    I grew up on a farm in central South Dakota, It was a homestead my greatgrandfather claimed in 1898. We had to drill deeper twice in the 70’s to get water from the well. My dad says that 3 years ago the current owner gave up trying to grow crops, let prairie grass grow and now makes more money guiding Pheasant and Deer hunters.

    • Lin S

      This is what to expect when a nation turns its back on God. The liberty and prosperity once bestowed so abundantly upon our ancestors for their faithfulness are now disappearing.

      From an ungrateful and perverse generation _ALL_ will be taken away.

      • r.bitting

        Very well said, Lin S. May God bless you and your family.

  • Rodster

    I was amazed at the amount of water the food service industry waste. Because of Gov’t regulations they are supposed to have a running faucet during working hours.

    Check your local Starbucks and see if they still have a running faucet.

    Las Vegas wastes millions of gallons of water. Lake Mead is drying up.

    No question we have been a wasteful society.

    http://www.8newsnow.com/story/6944663/las-vegas-water-supply-needs-alternative?redirected=true

  • r.bitting

    ” I gave you famine in all your cities, And lack of bread in all your places, Yet you have not returned to me says the Lord. I ALSO WITHHELD RAIN FROM YOU, WHEN THERE WERE STILL THREE MONTHS TO THE HARVEST, I MADE IT RAIN ON ONE CITY, I WITHHELD RAIN FROM ANOTHER CITY. ONE PART WAS RAINED UPON, AND WHERE IT DID NOT RAIN THE PART WITHERED. SO TWO OR THREE CITIES WANDERED TO ANOTHER CITY TO DRINK WATER, BUT THEY WERE NOT SATISFIED, YET YOU HAVE NOT RETURNED TO ME SAYS THE LORD ” .. Amos ch. 4:6-8.. Turn back to God with all your heart, with humility and with a repentant heart, Trusting in Jesus Christ to save you by his sacrificial death on the cross, and you will be saved. Because the day is very near when the opportunity will no longer be available to you. You will die in your sin and face God the Judge, not God the Father.

    • Bob

      Amen!

    • DownWithLibs

      r.bitting,

      Ever notice lately all of the Soros-supported people in here? The last day will be a very sad one for them. Speaking of “gnashing of teeth”!

      • http://lastdayrapture.blogspot.com/ TK

        Yes, the last day will be a bad day for them!

      • laura m.

        I once heard an evangelist say there would be more preachers and priests in hell than people realize. So few today are waking up people, warning them of judgement to come and to prepare. Churches are social clubs with watered down “speeches”. R. Bitting: America is trashed, without any hope. America has crossed the line; many have quit praying for our leaders as they are blinded by Satan. Small non 501c3 group type home churches will eventually have to go underground.

    • JR

      I sincerely appreciate these words very much. Thank you – who ever you are.
      JR

    • xander cross

      God the Judge, not God the father? So, there is more than one god after all.

    • Tapper P.

      R. Biting – keep walking in the light! His everlasting light will guide you. Don’t be led into darkness.

      Keep believing in the sun/son’s death at the Winter solstice. If you repeat it enough times it might come true!

      “Of all the tyrannies that affect mankind, tyranny in religion is the worst.”

      “The christian religion is a parody on the worship of the Sun, in which they put a man whom they call Christ, in the place of the Sun, and pay him the same adoration which was originally paid to the Sun.” (16 times, no less!)

      Thomas Paine

  • angry wombat

    Precisely the reason that many of the big boys with lots of cash are buying up every piece of usable farm land with water on the planet.

    We live in “interesting” times indeed.

  • http://www.YouTube.com/thepreparedpastor Prepared Pastor

    One more advantage to living in ‘the mountain state’ is that our annual rainfall is actually going up. Living between a river and a lake with a spring-fed pond at my retreat means water is plentiful. In addition, our soil is fertile and game is everywhere – at least for now.

    I read a lot on the Internet about how the western states are the place to be, but the truth is many areas will be uninhabitable without electrically-powered irrigation. The trick to avoiding the golden horde is to have a retreat that in only accessible by 4WD (tire chains in winter). Now you know why we drive monster trucks.

    • Algore

      Much of the American west will revert to desert.

    • kelly

      @Prepared Pastor-

      Uh – when that happens, we will be out of gas, so your SUV will be sitting there useless, methinks.

      2nd – I quit showering (maybe once a month). My body doesn’t smell, but my clothes get some comments – I don’t change them often. Still, I think it’s worth it – I’m trying to conserve water. MOst liberals only bitch about environmental degradation and use as much water as they want.
      **sigh** I guess we’re all hypocrites at some level.
      peace to all

      • Dustin

        Back in the day, Queen Elizabeth showered once a month whether she needed it or not…

        Most people are ripe after a day.

      • http://www.YouTube.com/thepreparedpastor Prepared Pastor

        I do not use gasoline. I drive a diesel that will also run on recycled vegetable for motor oil so every abandoned vehicle is a fuel source. Besides, it only takes 1/3 of a tank to get to the retreat and my truck has dual tanks.

        A 12 volt pump drives rainwater through a solar heater in the summer and wood stove coil in the winter so hot showers are no problem. Solar panels are stored protected from EMP until the generator runs out of fuel.

  • http://www.OlGreyGhost.Blogspot.com Ol’ Grey Ghost

    It is best to remember that these conditions you describe are cyclical and not eternal. With a little cooperation and teamwork we can all get through this, just maybe a little thinner on the other side.

    Of course, what will happen though is the government will step in and do its finest at picking winners and losers so that a few with the right political connections win big and everybody else ends up losing all, including possibly their lives…

    • Algore

      We won’t ALL get through this.

  • Bone idle

    Not just a problem in the U.S. with the Olgalla Aquifier.

    See this article regarding a fast approaching problem of disappearing aquifers in Northern China

    http://grist.org/food/table/

    • Michael

      Yes, for those that want more reading on this topic that is an informative article.

      Michael

  • Steveo

    The exponential law is catching up to us in everything. If we increased oil pumping at 7%, we would pump the entire planet in 380 years, that’s the entire planet, not just the oil. And we would go through another planet in 10 years. Same for water, we keep increasing the use exponentially, it will fail. We will go from one year to the next expecting to pump out double and it will fail completely, that’s when all hell breaks loose for sure.

  • mark

    I have known about this problen in China, India and the US since the 1980’s. When I looked to buy a ranch/farm, water on site was very important to me. I have 260 odd acres and have many springs up in my mountians on my property. We have some old water rights from the creek and a well that puts out 30 gals a minute. We have spring fed ponds 16 feet deep and hold at least 500,000 gallons of spring water. The place is really too wet but it is better than to dry. I bought a fiberglass water tank that will hold 25,000 gallons to store water from one spring. I have also put in several 2500 gallon tanks. We are trying to be prepared for dry periods and try to use gravity fed water over pumped water most of the time. The cost of power and pumps just keeps on going up. If you can grow food and have good water you can do pretty well.

    • mark

      I suppose that I should add some more thoughts if you are considering buying property in the country. Make sure that enough of the soils are good for growing food. Use lots of compost type of materials to enrich the soils ability to store moisture. If the cost of energy keeps on rising, the cost of fertilizer goes up too. Prepare a larger area than you need so that you can rotate your garden area and use green manure to keep things growing if you can’t get fertilizer. A large green house will help extend your growing season. Plant an orchard for fruit.Something else to consider is a wood lot for fire wood to heat your house. Another nice addition is pasture and hay ground to raise some meat. Make sure that you have the tools and fuel stored to make all of this work. You need to start so that you can learn the skills that you will need.

  • Tobrojo

    I have heard that the ancestors of the american Pueblo indians were forced to abandon a huge city they built due to a many decade long drought. That could theoreticly be us now just the same.

  • mondobeyondo

    Wow, I feel like putting one of those Woody Guthrie vinyl records on the old turntable… hee!

    The “dust bowl” days of the 1930’s may be returning sooner than you think. I’m no expert in climate change (my expertise is in music and art), but look at what Texas has been going through the past several years. Dry as a bone. And there’s no sign of the drought breaking anytime soon.

    The Ogallala Aquifer is being drained at an unbelievable rate. How is it being replenished? It ISN’T being replenished!

    This does not bode well. We are about to starve in the midst of some of the most fertile soil on earth.

  • davidmpark

    I used to be the archivist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in this state. The NRCS was the gov agency tasked to end the dust bowl. I saw all the documents: I can tell you all that it was not some irritant. Dust bowls are dead land that kills anything in it’s path: it killed more people than the Spanish Flu with dust storms, starvation, and pestilence.

    The reason is poor land management more than water usage. Buffers such as trees and hedges, erosion control by lining canals or using piped irrigation, and good plowing practices do help. The main reasons are nutrient depletion and over plowing without suitable planting.

    The water problems do play a good part in this. I think the issue is poor water management more than depleting water levels. We do have more people on the earth than ever before, but we also have more land and resources locked up than ever before, also. Farmers do use a lot, but they don’t constantly use it all. Bad watersheds, not enough dams, and evaporation do play a part – the major issue in water problems is corruption.

    I met those in charge of the Western Water districts out in the western US a few years ago; they are THE most narcissistic, puffed up, cruel, bureaucratic, Napoleonic folks you’d ever meet!

    Deal with the corruption and we’ll advert disaster.

  • mondobeyondo

    Having been to Lost Wages, I mean Las Vegas, several times – I was surprised at how much water is wasted there. It’s even worse than here in Phoenix. These are desert communities (so is Los Angeles, but it’s a coastal desert.) Vegas and Phoenix have little choice but to drill for more water, or build expensive canal projects to drain more water from the Colorado River and Lake Mead.

    The fountains at Caesars Palace, the pirate ship battles at Treasure Island, that huge aquarium in one casino (the Bellagio? I forget) – and on and on. Las Vegas gets its water from Lake Mead. And that lake is at its lowest level in decades. At some point, it will all become unsustainable, the whole thing will collapse, and these desert cities will end up like Pompeii (without the volcano).

  • Erik

    Read this article when I was thirsty and it sure hit home. So I got myself a nice glass of cold fluoride-free water and really enjoyed it.

  • Asbury Steve

    “It is best to remember that these conditions you describe are cyclical and not eternal. ” Ol’ Grey Ghost

    Ol Grey Ghost, you are WRONG! It’s NOT Cyclical anymore! Maybe before the Industrial Age, yes. But with 6.3 Billion People using Water, and Meat Eaters increasing (Meat takes 100 times more water to get 1 lb. than Vegetables), and Global Warming, which Does exist, we are in BIG Trouble NOW! And it will get worse. Add to it that Oil is running out at 9% per year, which you can see on “Collapse”, with Michael Ruppert, and we’re in a Major Crisis ALREADY, which won’t go away, if ever, for over 50 years, if that little of an amount of time.

  • REED RICHARDS

    EVERYBODY ENDS UP GETTING WHAT THE MAJORITY DESERVES:

    How fitting. Dustbowl conditions, which includes, but is not limited to, massive poverty, misery beyond description, and a level of suffering that will cause people to long for death. These conditions coming to the “heartland”, the same region of the country that votes for the very same republican wing of the war party that brings them said conditions. Not even Stephen King could make this stuff up. Time for Helicopter Ben Bernanke to quit messing around and really crank up the printing presses. Time for this hyperinflation to hit and the collapse of the dollar to occur. As a famous amerikan president used to say: “Bring it on!”………………….

  • Craig

    Great book about the Dust Bowl that came about a couple of years ago. This is a good read for those of you who like to read books:

    The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan

  • http://YAHOO RICHARD

    MICHAEL, GREAT ARTICAL! IT’S GOOD YOU WRITE JUST NOT ON THE ECONOMY BUT ON OTHER THINGS LIKE THIS. I WOULD CHECK OUT YOUR STATS, ON THE RATE OF USAGE ON #1 IT SOUNDS A LITTLE WEAK TO ME. MORE LIKE 8000 GALLONS A SECOND. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK.

  • Joe

    Where does the water go? The ocean? Surely it doesnt escape our gravity? I’m just a dullard, but I would think that the water supply on earth remains fairly constant, though it gets shifted around the planet. I just don’t understand the concept of “using up” water. It doesnt just dissappear. Although it may get moved somewhere else. Maybe somebody smarter than me (pretty much anybody) can splain why the water disappears and where it goes.

    • Lennie Pike

      Me too.

    • Hendrik Mills

      Joe, the total amount of water on the Earth stays constant. The “hydrologic cycle” is the movement of water; for example, water is evaporated from oceans, forms clouds, is carried over land by winds, rains down onto the land, runs downhill into streams and rivers, and eventually flows back into the oceans. But salt water is much less useful to mankind that is fresh water. So…what does it mean to say the “water is disappearing”? When fresh water is pumped out of an aquifer and used to irrigate farmland or to supply a city, part of the water ends up in the ocean via treated sewage and untreated run-off making its way to rivers and then the sea. Thus, some of the fresh water becomes salt water, which we can’t drink or use for agriculture without very expensive desalinization technology. It doesn’t literally disappear, but it disappears from the total global supply of fresh (usable) water.

    • davidmpark

      Actually, Earth’s water supply constantly increases. Hydrogen from outer space enters our atmosphere and comes in contact with volcanoes or lightning storms and the like, and when hydrogen is burned in an oxygen environment the result is water vapor.

    • http://N/A Optimistic Pessimist

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Water_cycle.png

      This is how it is supposed to work. As humans have evolved they have developed ways of diverting the water that flows back to the streams, lakes and oceans. So it can flow into more homes, factories etc. As the population grows this need to divert more water means that the cycle slows down or effectively gets held up in man made systems. Unfortunately this is detrimental to the plant and amphibian life that thrives in the streams and lakes as the water level gets lower to their bed causing some of them to disappear altogether. As this effect takes place over years the majority of people do not see it or give their water useage a second thought until it actually affects the water coming into their home. Big thank you to all the people who do care about this and take steps to change their lives for the better.

  • godsofold

    Do you realize who bought a large portion of the acreage above the Ogalla? T. Boone Pickens Which makes any water that he can drill or acquire his. He understands the shortage coming and is using the springs on the land to sell to the cities. He’ll make over a billion selling this water over the life of the aquifer. Pickens knows water is considered “Blue Gold”. Water wars may be something to think about as the shortage progresses. The Great Lakes are also losing water at an astounding rate, because they’re being drained by large companies and sold back to the people. Large portions of this fresh water are also being transported to China as we owe them and they’re in a world of hurt water wise.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TEJp6UZaDI

    http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/7520461-china-stealing-us-water-supply

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwRCOMRgxZw

    Semper Fi

    • BenjiK

      Lake Michigan is indeed losing a LOT of water. A few years ago we looked at purchasing a house on Lake Michigan at a very affordable price. When we were shown the property it was absolutely astounding to see a bath-house, dock and waterslide surrounded by sand and tall grass. The current shoreline was about 150 feet out through a marshy swamp. The house was built in the 1960’s, a very big coastline change in only 40 years.

  • Horhey

    I know this isn’t a Christian soapbox, but if you really believe in a God who has a purpose for the planet, and you read scripture, you know the Earth will never be allowed to be uninhabitable. When the almighty is vindicating his name, the name He gave us, He will render account those who are destroying His beautiful gem in the galaxy. Rev 11:18 “and to give [their] reward to your slaves the prophets and to the holy ones and to those fearing your name, the small and the great, and to bring to ruin those ruining the earth.” for those who dismiss us as kooks, look around. I’m glad your optimistic about your future, if you choose not to fear his name….well I’m pessimistic about your future. YHWH, you look it up.

  • TheIronYuppie

    Hi Michael,

    Truly scary. What do you think of the possibility of building huge desalination plants along the East and West Coasts then building a network of pipelines similar to oil pipelines? Keep up the good work!

    • Michael

      I think that desalination is an alternative that has been highly neglected.

      As with so many of our problems, the solutions have been ignored for way too long so soon we will suffer the consequences.

      Michael

      • Rodster

        Are there any portable desalinization filters? I’m surrounded by salt water. :)

        • Highspeedloafer

          Thats a great question Rodster. I can’t answer it but, I will look into that one.

      • Rancher

        The nation is broke…building salt water plants will not happen.

  • Algore

    One thing that will have to happen in USA is stopping the practice of using water clean enough to drink to flush toilets.

  • Snow White

    Another reason that China is not the economic behemoth it is made out to be. They are trashing their country willy-nilly. One would think they would have learned from the mistakes of USA. The Americans have spent a gazillion dollars cleaning up environmental messes.

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  • Hans

    As if this is not enough, the big oil companies wish to start polluting the few resources we have here in South Africa with “fracking” in the dry Karoo regions. Water resources are polluted in other areas to mine coal. Guess who profits from the coal? (Hint: Not the poor who need drinking water). The tap water in our country, believe it or not, has always been fit for human consumption. Just about two weeks ago, the shocking find was made that the “drinking” water in the town of Carolina in Mpumalanga has become too polluted to use. The finger is being pointed at a few coal mines in that region.

    The concerned groups fighting this are running into a brick wall thrown up by the politicians who want a cut in the deal.

    The world is over populated. The global economy seems like it is about to come crashing down on its foundation of debt and fraudulent money. It looks like a war is unavoidable in order to reduce the global population and competition for scarce resources.

    I once read the interesting line: “Confucius says: War does not determine who is right; war determines who is left”.

    More people and countries are competing for resources that are running out. Commodities many countries have in abundance however, are weaponry and cannon fodder………

  • View from Abroad

    “#19 Approximately 40 percent of all rivers in the United States and approximately 46 percent of all lakes in the United States have become so polluted that they are are no longer fit for human use.”

    Now what is THIS?

    Bad Luck?
    Fate?
    The Wrath of God?

    Well, if it were one of the above, it would be unavoidable – but exactly THIS one of the things a STRONG GOVERNMENT has to care for.

  • http://gravatar.com/garyrumain Gary Rumain

    I think this article is a pile of claptrap. I’m in Australia and we’ve had 4 years of La Nina conditions with a lot more rain than normal. Once the warm water flips over to the other side of the Pacific (off South America), we’ll return to El Nino conditions (dryer).

    South America will then become wetter. I expect this weather condition also affects North America as it also affects India and South East Asia.

  • Desert Rat

    …and yet, they keep building artificial “lakes” and golf courses here in the lower AZ desert to attract more people than the desert even has water to support!

  • David

    Desalinization plants and water pipelines. Stop foreign aid. Build our infrastructure.

    • madmizz

      I agree David. Stop foriegn aid! Ron Paul says the samething Vote Ron Paul 2012!

      I live in Oklahoma and the summer we had last year was unreal. we had 100+ degrees all summer long and hardly any rain. We walked dry pond beds just to fish what pockets of water remained. These ponds dropped 5ft in water level.

      Also as I travel around, many big cattle ranching lands continue to cut down more and more trees expanding their grazing land. I guess the saying is true, “Those who fail to learn from the past are doomed to repeat it.”

      We are closer to the end than many people realize. The writing is on the wall for those with the eyes to see it. Christ’s return is closer to day than it ever has been. Seek him while he can be found! God bless!

  • Lennie Pike

    The article was U.N. propaganda verbatim – it’s on record – look it up. There is a NWO agenda concerning water and food.

    Wake up, look up, and smell the chemtrails!

  • http://yahoo DTD

    And you think gasoline is expensive. How about water at $8 a gallon.

  • Jeff

    We are as wasteful with water as we are with petrochemicals (oil) and food.

    Americans are used to having unlimited amounts of inexpensive resources to waste at our convenience.

    Someday soon, thrift and frugality will return to the USA, but not because of discipline. Resources will simply be too expensive to waste.

    I am looking forward to the return of simple, frugal living.

    • Government Guy

      Why wait for it to return. You can start practicing frugal living today. The hardest park is peer pressure. I remember when I was a young executive and a guy I worked with started bashing trailer parks. When I told him that I lived in one he refused to believe me.

      Frugal living was my key to financial independence, but now it is just a habit.

  • Syrin

    Just saw an article yesterday that said we should expect water costs to triple in the next 3-5 years.

    • Syrin

      Bah, missed point number 12 when I typed this.

  • JohnB

    Something is wrong with the calculation for #1. Just one 1/4 mile irrigation pivot can use more than 800 gallons per minute.

  • Milou
  • JAH666

    Here in southwest Kansas the drought conditions have been doing the on-off thing for over a decade now. Our towns rely on well-water pumped from the Ogalalla. Last year the forage for cattle was scarce and cattlemen that kept their herds bought hay from areas that had rain or from producers in Nebraska. The rest just sold off their herds.
    We did get a little rain in our county last night and that will keep the dust storms from developing today as the NOAA forcast includes this:
    A HIGH WIND WARNING AND A WIND ADVISORY ARE IN EFFECT FOR TODAY. THE STRONGEST WINDS THIS AFTERNOON WILL BE ALONG AND WEST OF A
    LINE EXTENDING FROM WAKEENEY TO ASHLAND. IN THIS AREA SOUTHWEST WINDS BEHIND THE DRYLINE WILL PRODUCE SUSTAINED WINDS OF 40 TO 50
    MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 60 MPH.
    I have heard that the areas west of the dryline are prepping for possible widfires and probable dust storms.

    • Michael

      Great comment.

      People that don’t live in areas like that simply have a hard time understanding what is happening.

      Michael

  • Jim

    and yet here in Northeast Ohio, we had a record rainfall (by some 20% over) last year… ugh.

  • Rancher

    Supply side… Others who know the bottom line also have set up shop on the supply side to an aquifer…rather than the collection area.

    That means in the mountains where your deep clean water is snow and rain fed. Not with mining or any other man made operations above it either.

    It also means some redundant means to access said pure, clean cold and clear water.

    • Michael

      Rancher:

      Excellent tips.

      Michael

    • davidmpark

      Did this, and the water is so delicious! And the system is very easy and cheap to build, too.

  • Cinderella Man

    I watched the Grapes of Wrath for the first time the other night. What a powerful movie!! There were times I felt a little misty eyed and there are some similarities compared to today. I really liked the protagonist of the movie Tom Joad, I could relate to his mistrust of authority and standing up for the rights of the little man. This relates to this topic of the dustbowl cause just imagine if we had a repeat of the Dirty Thirties today? There are way more people living in OK and TX than there were back then and California is no promised land any more than it was for the Joads. This is a scary thought if the Ogalala Aquifer went dry!! Whats even scarier is that our govt. insists on wasting this precious resource of water on growing corn for ethanol!! This is a terrible waste of land and water for fuel that is inferior for cars and the dried distiller grains that we use at my job for animal feed is poor quality compared to real corn. The cattle industry for that region is going to be devastated and most Americans will never be able to afford beef again! This is a serious problem and I wonder if anyone has seen that Conspiracy Theroy episode about how China is taking water from the Great Lakes and pumping it back into their depleted aquifers? Or how T. Boone Pickens is buying up land and trying to monopolize the aquifer’s water in TX? Its called the Great Lakes episode and I urge you if you have interest in this subject. In the Old West they had a saying “Whiskey’s for drinking and water’s for killing!” Coming from Wyoming I understand that message very well!!

  • karen

    Folks there is a good web to visit and when you are in the site please go to all their links and read the info. solar storm warning nasa 2012-13 preppers.

  • OH NO

    It doesn’t help when fracking is poluting the ground water but it’s safe and you’ll get use to the taste.

    • DocGeo

      Wow, OH NO, educate yourself on fracking please before you post. The risk to polluting potable drinking water aquifers is almost none existent to extremely minimal. PhD Geological Engineer

      • Gay Veteran

        you’re just like the shills for the tobacco companies when they tried to confuse people about the health risks of smoking

    • davidmpark

      Seriously, have anyone here actually done fracking?! I have! It’s just separating and mixing chemicals via high heat distillation. It’s natural physics – get over it!

  • Hal

    If you are not already on the way to having a potable water supply, a place to grow food, a way to be self sufficient during this coming crisis, you are too late! Someone needs to say this. The government has kept this quiet for a long time. We are going to experience a collapse in our society such as you cannot imagine.

    The world population and our own will be much smaller on the other side of this if we survive at all. Scientists have confirmed that the world population has dropped to around 10,000 in our distant past. It could happen again. Mankind will survive, but most of us may not.

    Do your own research. Prepare like you have never prepared before. Get serious about it. Time may already have run out.

    • Government Guy

      Someone said the exact same thing to me when I started this journey in 2009. If I had listened to them I would not have a place to go with plenty of water, good soil, and game. I would not be able to ‘practice’ for several years before and after TSHTF because of my storage.

  • Donald Wilson

    Happy trails.

    • Lennie Pike

      Chem ones

  • Judy

    Informative article. Additionally, GeoEngineering and climate control chemicals also dry up the atmosphere. The aluminum dust they spray is highly flammable on our forests, and gets into the vegetation as well. It poisons the population. Those criss-crosses in the sky aren’t by accident. Look up.

    • Lennie Pike

      Two people out of 54 commentators and one author know what is happening in the world’s skies and with the weather.

  • DGB

    I live in Minnepolis. There has be virtually no percipitation since July 2011. This year we may have gotten 6″ of snow total! The winter temps are comparable to Philly. I do believe we are entering a drought.

  • Jay R

    It seems like many people have this assumption that water on the planet earth is used and then it is gone. In the reply’s above people used words like “disappearing,” “drying up,” or in other global warming articles the water is evaporating into nothing. This is simply not the case. Our planet has water and it is not leaving our atmosphere. The water we are drinking is the same water that Adam and Eve were drinking. God made an amazing, natural process for water to cleanse itself. If you are concerned about this, pray and ask the one who created this world to fill these aquifers. He is a loving, kind and sovereign God.
    “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
    Jeremiah 29:11

  • karen

    The Savings of Millions of People Are Going to Vanish in Less Than 12 Months
    by Mac Slavo
    SHTF Plan

    Recently by Mac Slavo: Tightening the Noose: France Bans Cash Sales of Gold/Silver Over $600

    We often look to Wall Street and wonder how those hedge fund managers, financial institution leaders and even traders can go about their business without regard to the average person on the ground, whose assets may be getting wiped out while those in the financial sector make millions of dollars in stock market manipulations and bonuses.

    What it boils down to is money.

    Via The Intel Hub and Madison Ruppert – Editor of End the Lie

    In a surprisingly blunt interview aired on the BBC, an independent trader admits that he “dreams of another recession” since some people can prepare and treat a market crash as an opportunity to “make a lot of money from this.”

    What exactly is “this”? Well, according to Alessio Rastani, “this” is the inevitable crash in the markets that is headed our way.

    Rastani, an independent trader, does not treat the crash of the Euro and the stock market as a possibility. He treats it as an inevitability.

    He pulls no punches in this interview and it is clear that the BBC presenter is shocked by what he has to say.

    When asked what would keep investors happy and mitigate the economic crisis currently unfolding, Rastani reveals, “Personally, it doesn’t matter.

    See, I’m a trader. Uh, I don’t really care about that kind of stuff.”

    In the BBC interview, stock trader Alessio Rastani provides us a glimpse behind the curtain of the general sentiment and motivation on Wall Street and other financial trading centers. If you want to know what the guys on Wall Street are thinking right now, don’t miss Rastani’s short BBC interview, where he warns that very bad things are coming our way over the next twelve months:

    This economic crisis is like a cancer. If you just wait and wait thinking this is going to go away, just like a cancer it’s going to grow and it’s going to be too late.

    What I would say to everybody is… get prepared.

    This is not a time right now for wishful thinking that the government is going to sort things out. The governments don’t rule the world. Goldman Sachs rules the world. Goldman Sachs does not care about this rescue package, neither do the big funds.

    The first thing people should do is protect their assets. Protect what they have. Because, in less than 12 months, my prediction is, the savings of millions of people are going to vanish. And, this is just the beginning.

    So, I would say, be prepared and act now. The biggest risk people can take right now is not acting.

    In his Intel Hub commentary, Madison Ruppert continues, explaining that those in the financial sector are focused on one thing, which is to make more money – whether markets go up or down, whether people on the street get crushed, whether the economy thrives or dies:

    I’ve never heard a trader come right out on mainstream media and lay it out in such a plain way. Indeed he is correct, a traders job is to make money. Period.

    A trader need not worry about what will be done to fix an economic crash because as long as they are making money, they couldn’t care less.

    This is something that the mainstream media likes to pretend is not the case, as though investors actually have an interest in keeping the stock market and the global economy afloat.

    This is simply untrue as Rastani reveals.

    Traders and investors are just like corporations, they are only interested in the bottom line. If this means profiting off of an economic downturn while their neighbors are foreclosed on and their entire nation is robbed blind then so be it. As long as the cash keeps coming in, who cares?

  • http://www.conservativemormonmom.blogspot.com Eva

    Your last point is most to the point: prepare. Worrying about things doesn’t do any good. Do what you can and let God handle the rest.

  • karen

    ‘Plan for an economic 9/11′: Analysts warn Americans to buy guns and gold, predicting market crash and street riots within a year
    Gerald Celente, Harry Dent and Robert Prechter all predicting big trouble
    Markets and unemployment figures posting best showings in four years
    But analysts say Americans will riot when another Great Depression hits

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2107315/Market-crash-street-riots-year-Americans-plan-economic-9-11.html#ixzz1nheleWZm

  • Brad

    Actually, the population went to eight(8) at one time: Noah, Sham, Ham Japheth and their wives; no more. Time to lift up our heads and look for the Lord’s soon return. Many scoff and say “Where is the promise of His coming?” but I have to say if you listen carefully, you can hear the footsteps of Christ Jesus. He is at the door warming up His voice. Seek God and His Son and it will be well with your soul.

  • http://worldendsat5newsat11.blogspot.com Tony Lamb

    One day I see people using the same technology they use on the space shuttle to recycle waste and re-drink it. I know it sounds offensive to some but it must be done. We all need to use and use and use the same materials as much as possible to help save us from ourselves.
    See how to prepare for Finanical Collapse and Ecological Collapse And about anything else Mother Nature can thrfow at you, at:
    http://surviving12-21-2012.blogspot.com

  • Wes

    An industry that uses gallons of water by the millions are the ethanol plants the have popped up the last 20 yrs. Imagine that, ethanol plants use not only water but food supply (corn) to satisfy the greenies.

  • Joel

    Hi Michael,

    excellent article.
    Just one things with the point you make here :
    “In sub-Saharan Africa, drought has become a way of life. Collectively, the women of South Africa walk the equivalent of the distance to the moon and back 16 times a day just to get water.” As far as I know, the distance to the moon is +/- 380,000 km, even collectively it’s seem enormous to do that 16 times in a day. Are you sure about that number?

    Anyway, as I said, excellent article. I remember I saw a documentary years ago where they already spoke about the depletion of the aquifer. I think it was in California the old Edwards Military Air Base (not sure it’s that one, but it is in California) has been abandoned because the level of the ground had drop for at least 50 cm because of the high pumping of water underground. That made the Base unusable for planes.

    So this new about the aquifer is not new as such, but demonstrate that they did not care in the past about it… and now things are getting worse.

  • justwondering

    What area of America will be the least affected during these times? I am looking to relocate to a remote homestead, the only thing missing is a home!

  • jon

    Those of you that are ride this out in your well watered retreats might consider getting a geiger counter to test your water and the food produced by it for it’s daily allowance of plutonium, radioactive iodine, strontium etc. Good luck with that. “As for me and my house we will serve the Lord”–that means trusting God no matter how things go om earth.

    • r.bitting

      AMEN, jon, AMEN!

  • jon

    Those of you that are ride this out in your well watered retreats might consider getting a geiger counter to test your water and the food produced by it for it’s daily allowance of plutonium, radioactive iodine, strontium etc. Good luck with that. “As for me and my house we will serve the Lord”–that means trusting God no matter how things go on earth.

    • http://www.Youtube.com/thepreparedpastor Prepared Pastor

      Those who really trust God will follow his leading. Here is just a few tidbits of wisdom to consider:

      A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it. – Prov 22:3

      Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. – Prov 6:6-8

      Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, “A quart of wheat for a day’s wages, and three quarts of barley for a day’s wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!” – Rev 6:6

      The Holy Spirit is calling many to be the Noah or Joseph of their generation. His preparation made possible the birth of Christ according to prophecy. Who are you to judge them?

      Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. – James 2:15-17

  • i’vegivenup

    Running out of fresh water leading to food shortages and spiking prices. Wars and rumors of wars. A collapsing worldwide economy. We’re screwed….

  • http://itsafluffy.blogspot.com DL

    Glad someone mentioned T Boone Pickens! He’s the single biggest reason NOT to live in the Texas Panhandle! Or Dallas, for that matter, since he will literally own the city when they can’t pay him what he wants for “his” water…he’s the west Texas equivalent to the psychopath bankers…but anyway, the La Nina (which in west Texan means “drought”) in the East Pacific has shifted to the west North Atlantic and that could mean west Texas and the other areas of the midwest get a lot more rain this year. In the Big Bend region we had 7 inches last year during the July-August-September “rainy season” (Usually get at least 20) Seven inches!! Total! But we have already had about three since late November. Fortunately, the Big Bend gets its water not from the Ogalalla (but north of us, like Pecos and Ft. Stockton, do get it from there), but from aquifers related to the Rockies and Carlsbad Caverns–but El Paso, not Pickens, is getting the lion’s share of it!

    One thing folks might want to try if they live in rural areas (city folks can’t do this I’m sure, but they do have “low flow” toilets right?), is to catch any rainwater in buckets, barrels, clothing storage containers and even used coolers when it falls off the house roofs or from gutters, as well as flush toilets manually (not using the flush mechanism on the toilet, which means disconnecting the flush valves from the water lines and shutting off the water to the toilet) with collected water.

  • vancouver mark

    I live in the rain capital of North America, and it’s hard to consider water as a finite resource.
    I went into a public washroom a few days ago and found that the cold water tap was broken and running continously. I told a staff about it when I left and he shrugged, “they know about it, it’s been like that for days.” I went there again today, and the water is still gushing. How many gallons have poured down that drain, all day and all night, over the past week??

    So, to answer justwondering, I’d consider the coastal mountains of the Pacific Northwest. Remember, though, that just as Jon said our water is now radioactive.
    Please come soon, Lord Jesus!

    • JerryParker

      Yes, with all the due alarm over water shortages, we in all of the Dominion of Canada, not just in British Columbia, are very, very fortunate. I fear that if the U. S. of A. has the power (and its might conceivably could collapse, thank God!) it might attempt to coërce water-rich Canada. So, Vancouver Mark, do pray that Jesus come, but in the meantime be prepared to defend Canada against a thirsty (and bloodthirsty) U. S. of A.

      • vancouver mark

        You speak as if the same masters that run America aren’t already running Canada. Our dear leader has already signed the legislation authorizing US armed forces to take over, oh sorry I mean provide security, any time they perceive an emergency.

        And so how exactly do you propose we prepare? Should Canadian patriot preppers be getting busy sharpening the ends of our hockey sticks and smearing the ends with a foul concoction of maple syrup, old sushi and poutine? We could tempt them close with Timbits, and then… then… then apparently Jerry will defend us!

        Thanks, Jer!

      • mario

        Jerry, your a *******! you and your country would be the first ones to call on the USA for help. Oh that’s right, your country takes financial aid from us all the time. Canada is slang for white welfare state

    • http://methods3110@yahoo.com.au Peter Dykes

      If you live in Vancouver, please don’t be silly.

    • St. Lukes School Teacher

      This is the reason many people soon move to the mountains. Waste contributes to crime and when an elderly woman hangs herself in a showerstall, hoods start breaking car windows, set fires, bomb basements and attack law enforcement. The crime is so bad that neighborhoods are really trashy.

  • John Doe

    Guess where the largest underground fresh water supply in the world is? Brazil. Guess who just bought over 100,000 acres there? The Bush family. Yes, the two ex-presidents. Hmmm.

  • ReadyforwhenSHTF

    Yeah this is the same silver/dow rise as in ’08. Only this time, their financial bandages won’t stop the bleed. Get prepared folks! I just built a coop for backyard kitchens and I’d advise fellow patriots do the same. You need to be prepared. Your family thinks you are crazy (like mine) but this can be chalked up as a fun project “for the kids.” I got the plans here

    The fiat ponzi paradise will not be lasting for much longer for the sheeple! Endless credit and a laborless lifestyle will be gone. Did the average Joe really think paper is wealth? Wow, the government has done a beautiful job in brainwashing their citizens…

  • http://OgallalaAquifer Lazy Ike

    Those of us in the Midwest Corn Belt have known about the Ogallala Aquifer for a long time. It was used to grow corn in Nebraska, corn we did not need and had to subsidized. The key to it was the center point pivot irrigation system. It took much diesel field as well to run these pumps. We do the same thing in the Central Valley of California, use precious Sierra watershed run off to produce subsidized crops.

    My grandmother moved from Illinois to Milford, Nebraska, in about 1876. They stayed there and tried to farm out of a sod house until about 1892 when the got dried out. They then moved to Acron. Colorado. for four years and lost everyting farming. During this period was the worst drought in modern history. They moved to Iowa in a covered wagon pennyless and quit farming and then came back to Normal, Illinois.

    I drove through Amarillo, Texas, last summer and was saddened to see everything was lost from corn to cotton.

    There needs to be more written about the Ogallala Aquifer.Another example of the apathy and ignorance of the American people today.

  • Sunshine

    Solar Radiation Management couldn’t have anything to do with inducing drought, could it?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_radiation_management

    “…Stratospheric sulfur aerosols: proposed by Paul Crutzen,[8] with the purpose to modify the Earth’s albedo with reflective or absorptive materials spread over portions of its surface. This would typically be achieved using hydrogen sulfide or sulfur dioxide, delivered using artillery, aircraft (such as the high-flying F15-C) or balloons.[8][14][15] [16] Ozone depletion is a risk of such techniques,[17] but only if high enough quantities of aerosols drift to, or are deposited in, polar stratospheric clouds before the levels of CFCs and other ozone destroying gases fall naturally to safe levels because CFCs can settle on larger sulfate particles, increasing their ozone destroying potential.[18] This proposal, not unlike the others, carries with it considerable risks, including increased drought[19] or acid rain.[20]…”
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_radiation_management
    Ozone depletion causes sunburn.
    Gary2 is right, tax the Super rich hard. Only those with more money than brains would fund such an earth killing scheme.
    Sunlight and co2 is the staff of life!

  • gary2

    Living by the great lakes water is a non issue.

    If you can stand the cold winters there is plenty of water. You can sink a well just about anywhere in WI and get water.

    Don’t like drought–do not live in a dessert.

  • gary2

    #20 Eight states in the Great Lakes region have signed a pact banning the export of water from the Great Lakes to outsiders – even to other U.S. states.

    Thankfully this is true. Also Canada signed this also.

  • Peacemonger

    Fracking will only exacerbate the situation. If the water in the aquifer is poisoned it’ll be largely useless except for more fracking. Maybe that benefits the oil companies but what about regular people, the real human ones.

    • Tom Smith

      I recommend you do some research on “fracking” all of the processes associated with this procedure is in excess of 2000ft below the aquifer. To date no evidence has been presented to substantiate your claim. One other thing…how is that electric car doing…I presume you are driving one.

      TS

  • http://www.teachinghistoryandsocialstudies.wordpress.com Doc_Retro

    Springsteen’s cover of ‘Blown Away’ on ‘The Seeger Sessions’ comes to mind – western Oklahoma, along with anything west of the 100th meridian, isn’t capable of sustained, water-intensive activity of any kind. Living in Michigan, i am awfully tempted to speculate in real estate, as we’ll be the new ‘go-to’ destination, real soon.

  • http://shelter101.com Dave Shelter

    The Northeast has it’s littlest snowfall in almost 100 years. There will be lower aquifers this summer and water will be in demand. One of the reasons the city scares the hell out of me is imagine the water supply running out for LA or NYC? Chaos would kick in very quickly. http://www.shelter101.com/more-people-unemployed-as-poverty-increases-get-use-to-it.html

  • Proftel

    Essa preocupação já havia em 1950!

    Estou com a publicação em mãos (original, papel).

    Vide no Google Books:

    Popular Mechanics 1950, april, p.122.

    O link:

    http://books.google.com.br/books?id=6NkDAAAAMBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=popular+mechanics+1950&hl=pt-BR&sa=X&ei=IalOT5HZNqfr0gG_zKjAAg&ved=0CFAQ6AEwCA#v=onepage&q=popular%20mechanics%201950&f=false

    :-)

    • Lennie Pike

      His google translator didn’t work.

      He said: This was already worried about in 1950.

      I have the publication in hand (the paper original).

      See it on Google Books

      Popular Mechanics, 1950, April, page 122.

      he gives the link.

      Now my 2 cents – 1950? When was the U.N. created and for what reasons.

      I wonder where Popular Mechanics got their information?

      • Lennie Pike

        Now that I have read the Popular Mechanics article from 1950, my suspicions are confirmed – it was the U.S. Government ringing the alarm that the aquifers were drying up.

        WHO CONTROLS THE U.S. GOVERNMENT PEOPLE?!!!!! – EVER SINCE 1913? AND WHAT IS THEIR OBJECTIVE?!!!!!!!!!!

        WAKE UP!!!

        DON’T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU HEAR – ESPECIALLY FROM “tHEM”!!!!!

        On a side note – What an interesting magazine Popular Mechanics was in 1950. What a dynamic and different country the U.S. was then.

        All of it’s worth thumbing through, especially the first 50 or 60 pages which are advertisements. The only sad thing is that minorities were discriminated against.

        You will think you’ve taken a trip to another planet.

        • http://economyincrisis.org American

          You articulated that very well and I agree.

  • mike jones

    Its kind of interesting about the 30s drought. This time we have almost 3 times the people in the USA

  • igotadose

    Why is this surprising? In this era of global warming and massive human overpopulation, of course water would become even more precious – all those mouths to feed need that water to grow food. All them people driving them big SUV’s and “Mini” Vans provide lots of good pollution to keep that CO2 level high.

    Think globally, act locally: if you bring a child into this, you’re dooming him to this collapsed economy. It *won’t* be different for them. It’ll be WORSE THAN IT IS FOR YOU.

  • http://methods3110@yahoo.com.au Peter Dykes

    The world of the future looks very unappealing. An aspect that is never discussed, as if it was taboo, is that there are too many people on the planet, sharing ever declining resources.The one child policy of China may not be so bad after all, but for most nations this would not work because they would become a nation of octogenarians, but China still will have a huge population of relatively young people.

  • Winnie

    This is being done intentionally with the elite’s weather war chemtrails, Haarp and any directed energy weapons they have. Depopulation!

  • penforce

    never ever have I read such a bunch of chicken little drivel. Hope I spelled drivel right. CLD, CLD, CLD. You people have to be the most reactionary bunch of people I have ever read. Even if the sky is falling, I hope that I am not standing beside one of you when it does. Get a grip people. Change those things that you have control of, be aware of, but please quit sounding like chicken little regarding those things you have no control over.

  • jj

    Hey everyone, don’t bother worring about the water issue or the global warming thing or the food shortage scare or the population deal, economic colaps, nuclear war, ect.ect.

    I’ave read ahead to the last chapter and…..EVERYONE DIES AND NO”BODY” GETS OUT ALIVE!
    So forgetaboutit and heal your mind!

  • stephen anderson

    I farm. I irrigate and have used or been around
    most methods of water application. Today farmers
    use less water per crop grown than ever. I farm to make money, provide home for my family and I REALLY REALLY like what I do. The Ogallala is not leaving us like the story states. In Nebraska the water table level has increased in many areas and reduced in others. The story also does not tell about testing levels beyond parts per trillion for arsenic found in locations where towns have to find new water supplies. I hope you do not eat potatoes as arsenic is higher there than in the water. Just gov. watching out for you. Crop production is based on the same principles throughout history, yet in ten years methods and equipment change radically. Approx 2003 or 2004 South Central Nebraska had less rainfall than any time in the dirty 30’s. We did not blow away or dry up, will not entirely. Methods change and you adapt or you are gone. Gov. farm programs are history.
    I like to eat and I produce a quality product, cheaper than any where in the world.

  • Kenuck

    Test for “Roundup”…manure,fertilizer…then drink it.

  • http://www.infowars.com Wake Up

    Heyy, where our post from earlier?

  • http://julyseventh.co.uk/ Wise Warrior

    Please do the right thing and spread the truth so we can blow the lies and cover ups out of the water

  • http://scribd/TimKitchen TJ Kitgchen SR

    Understanding the weather in light of Bible Prophecy

    The four horsemen of the Apocolipse

    Horse # 3: Famine!
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/84872110/4H3-Black-Horse-Famine-Prelim-1976

    The meanings of the other horsemen
    Horse # 1:4H1 White Horse – False Religion (Prelim 1976) on Scribd”

    Horse #2: War!
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/84871825/4H2-Red-Horse-War-Prelim-1975

    Horse #4:Pale-Horse-Disease-Epidemics!
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/84872360/4H4-Pale-Horse-Disease-Epidemics-Prelim-
    1975

    Other “Must” reads!

    Are-We-in-the-Last-Days?
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/84872901/Are-We-in-the-Last-Days-Prelim-1985

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  • Kyle

    And this is what will lead to a world wide government where you need an RFID chip to buy or sell.

    The bible says 1/3rd of the world will be wiped by extreme drought in the end times which is pegged to be between 2015 and 2020 which is when the generation that saw Israel be a free nation will pass away.

    Not much time left and don’t listen to those who predict exact dates for things to happen as nobody knows the day or hour.

    We DO KNOW the season of when things shall come to pass like we know when spring and summer is coming without looking at a calender.

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