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25 Shocking Facts About The Earth’s Dwindling Water Resources

Drought - No Swimming Sign - Photo by PeripitusWar, famine, mass extinctions and devastating plagues - all of these are coming unless some kind of miraculous solution is found to the world's rapidly growing water crisis.  By the year 2030, the global demand for water will exceed the global supply of water by an astounding 40 percent according to one very disturbing U.S. government report.  As you read this article, lakes, rivers, streams and aquifers are steadily drying up all over the planet.  The lack of global water could potentially be enough to bring about a worldwide economic collapse all by itself if nothing is done because no society can function without water.  Just try to live a single day without using any water some time.  You will quickly realize how difficult it is.  Fresh water is the single most important natural resource on the planet, and we are very rapidly running out of it.  The following are 25 shocking facts about the Earth's dwindling water resources that everyone should know...

#1 Right now, 1.6 billion people live in areas of the world that are facing "absolute water scarcity".

#2 Global water use has quadrupled over the past 100 years and continues to rise rapidly.

#3 One recent study found that a third of all global corn crops are facing "water stress".

#4 A child dies from a water-related disease every 15 seconds.

#5 By 2025, two-thirds of the population of Earth will "be living under water stressed conditions".

#6 Due to a lack of water, Chinese food imports now require more land than the entire state of California.

#7 At this point, the amount of water that China imports is already greater than the amount of oil that the United States imports.

#8 Approximately 80 percent of the major rivers in China have become so polluted that they no longer support any aquatic life at all.

#9 The Great Lakes hold about 21 percent of the total supply of fresh water in the entire world, but Barack Obama is allowing water from those lakes "to be drained, bottled and shipped to China" at a frightening pace.

#10 It is being projected that India will essentially "run out of water" by the year 2050.

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

#12 In the Middle East, the flow of water in the Jordan River is down to only 2 percent of its historic rate.

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

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

#15 Nearly the entire southwestern United States is experiencing drought conditions as you read this article.  It has been this way for most of the past several years.

#16 Thanks in part to the seemingly endless drought, the price index for meat, poultry, fish, and eggs in the U.S. just hit a new all-time high.

#17 As underground aquifers are relentlessly drained in California, some areas of the San Joaquin Valley are sinking by 11 inches a year.

#18 It is being projected that Lake Mead has a 50 percent chance of running dry by the year 2025.

#19 Most Americans don't realize this, but the once mighty Colorado River has become so depleted that it no longer runs all the way to the ocean.

#20 According to the U.S. Geological Survey, "a volume equivalent to two-thirds of the water in Lake Erie" has been permanently drained from the Ogallala Aquifer since 1940, and it is currently being drained at a rate of approximately 800 gallons per minute.

#21 Once upon a time, 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 already completely gone.

#22 Approximately 40 percent of all rivers 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.

#23 Because of the high cost and the inefficient use of energy, desalination is not considered to be a widely feasible solution to our water problems at this time...

The largest desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere is currently under construction in Carlsbad in San Diego County at great expense. The price tag: $1 billion.

Right now, San Diego is almost totally dependent on imported water from Sierra snowmelt and the Colorado River. When the desalination plant comes online in 2016, it will produce 50 million gallons per day, enough to offset just 7 percent of the county’s water usage. That’s a huge bill for not very much additional water.

#24 We have filled the North Pacific Ocean with 100 million tons of plastic, and this is starting to have a very serious affect on the marine food chain.  Ultimately, this could mean a lot less food available from the Pacific Ocean for humans.

#25 One very shocking U.S. government report concluded that the global demand for water will exceed the global supply of water by 40 percent by the year 2030.

Sadly, most Americans are not going to take this report seriously because they can still turn on their taps and get as much fresh water as they want.

For generations, we have been able to take our seemingly endless supplies of fresh water completely for granted, but things have now changed.

We are heading into a horrendous water crisis unlike anything that the world has ever experienced before, and right now there do not seem to be any large scale solutions capable of addressing this crisis.

Hundreds of millions of people living in North Africa, the Middle East, India and parts of China already deal with severe water shortages as part of their daily lives.

But this is just the beginning.

If nothing is done, the lack of fresh water will eventually be deeply felt by nearly everyone on the entire planet.

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  • thefoolishone

    Just wait until the US comes knocking at Canada’s door, gun in hand..

    • MichaelfromTheEconomicCollapse

      Canada has lots and lots of fresh water. They are one of the few nations that is in really good shape.

    • Kristen Marie Embler

      I’m surprised that they haven’t already knowing they are always harassing everyone else for their resources.

  • old fart

    Water everywhere but not a drop to drink. Fear not as we speak our Government is racing for the soulution their mighty brains will save the world and we will be able to bathe again.

  • DesertPaine

    I’ll bet 100% of people agree that substantial change must be made. I wonder what of that percentage is willing to give up watering their lawns. Or giving up water intensive beef.

    • Oosey nCapp

      satan go to hell where you belong

      • K2

        You got your answer desert paine.

    • sandra schmidt

      Hell, I’m not even willing to give up filling my swimming pool, much less my lush lawn or a juciy ribeye. I bet 100% of people agree that you are an unrepentant control freak.

  • RICHARD

    Two thirds of this planet is water, plus they just found out we have a ocean under earths mantle. We have plenty of water but your going to have to pay a arm and a leg for it.

    • MichaelfromTheEconomicCollapse

      And we will soon be paying an arm and a leg for gasoline as well…

      http://themostimportantnews.com/archives/gasoline-at-u-s-pumps-set-to-hit-six-year-seasonal-high

      Michael

      • GSOB

        So, it don’t matter which way you slice it

      • fej

        Michael , You should come for a drive to your friendly neighbours to the north .
        Gas in Vancouver is over $6.10 a U.S. gallon.
        This is a kick in the nads for sure.
        Inflation is already ramping up, and this will just add fuel to the fire.
        And you wonder why our health care is cheaper than yours ? There you have it.
        But hey, we do have lots of fresh water.

    • Liam Armstrong

      yeah, but thats if “they” want you down there..

      they wont even let you step 100 miles near the entrance

      god damn rich mother***ers >:(

      • GSOB

        Ecclesiastes 12:13

  • Rodster

    A more freighting problem is that the World Bank and large multinational corporations are wanting to privatize WATER !

    That’s right if they get their way, you and I and everyone else will no longer have a right to drinking water. You know the clear liquid we can’t live without for 72 hours.

    Also, China’s drinking water supply is at 40% because the other 60% is toxic.

    • seth datta

      You can bet that they’ll add some special ingredients to that water too.

      The corporations are evil and need to be sent down.

      • Orac4Prez

        They don’t need to add anything. In winter you can see the benzene “icebergs” on the surface of the rivers (yes, occasionally they catch alight) and if you go to the bottom of the rivers, the sludge is a mix of chlorinated solvents and sulfuric acid. Yep, they have plenty of cancers and health problems! …And they expect everyone else to fix/pay for their problems.

    • none

      Well thank god:
      They did solve this problem.
      Take a look at the no swimming sign posted at the lake!

      • GSOB

        Galatians 6:10

  • Sparkie

    In most of Oz, new homes are required to have rainwater tanks installed. Easy self sufficient solution.

    • MichaelfromTheEconomicCollapse

      I am not really into requiring people to do lots of things, but this actually sounds like a pretty good idea.

      Michael

    • Keywee

      Many regional governments around New Zealand (and the US from what I can gather) are actually forbidding people from having rainwater tanks. Talk about control freaks, preventing people from being self-sufficient.

      • seth datta

        They’re all subject to the Crown (England). Rothschilds (England) own 53% of the FED too.

    • Carl

      Not in Queensland – mosquito-borne Dengue Fever. One hole the size of a pin-prick in your water tank is all it takes.

      • Priszilla

        In china people put large vats in front of the house filled with water so that mosquitos can lay their eggs there. In the water are fish that live on mosquito larvae.

      • tfb

        We use goldfish in our tanks to eat mosquitoes

    • Phil from Germany

      I have 3000 liters of rain water catchment to water my vegetable garden here in southeast bavaria. Why am I watering my veggies?, it rains and snows alot here , right ?…..wrong. We have had a massive dry spell with only infrequent drops of rain.

    • Orac4Prez

      If you lived in Sydney’s west you would know that for years the NSW government banned rainwater tanks due to the cost of the Warragamble dam. Councils slugged homeowners with the old concrete rainwater tanks a levee. And *now* in some areas the water bodies are asking that tanks be metered as well.

  • K

    There are already states where you can not catch rain water. Why? That water belongs to the state not you. There has already been discussions of putting usage meters on private wells. That’s right, on top of all the other nonsense, water Nazis.

    • seth datta

      water belongs to God
      not the state, which is a fiction

      they know this, so its all a ploy for control over people in opposition to God

      • DerpDerp

        Oh good grief. Water doesn’t belong to some fictional being in the sky. Water doesn’t belong to anybody. Water is a compound and a part of Earth’s ecosystem. Sheesh, religious nutbags trying to claim all water as their domain. Honestly.

        • GSOB

          NON-FICTION

          Psalm 68:9

          Leviticus 26:4

          also…

          I will increase the fruit of the trees and the crops of the field, so that you will no longer suffer disgrace among the nations because of famine.

          • lifeofliberty

            Non-fiction? Prove it. The majorty of the bible is a fictional work.

            There is no first-hand accounts (none whatsoever) of Jesus. Josephus is the ONLY contemporary writer that is alleged to have written ANYTHING (just a few sentences) about Jesus and even this is now widely accepted as a forgery, written in hundreds of years later by scribes.

            All four Gospels are considered forgeries by the world’s best theologians and historical researchers. NONE are considered authentic or even written by their supposed “authors”.

            Most of the Old Testament is considering a forgery – including Moses.

            Over 30,000 known contradictions and errors have been documented in the “inerrant bible”. It’s very construction (assembly) was a political farce (read some history).

            You err greatly in “assuming” that the bible is fact, not fiction. It is indeed a work of fiction, not to be taken literally as “evidence” of anything.

            The fact is, there is zero evidence of God, Christ, heaven, hell, salvation or any other other biblical myths you apparently accept as fact.

            This means you are willing to accept virtually “anything” to support your conceptions of reality – and it makes you dangerously stupid to the rest of us.

          • GSOB

            Thank You.

            Without Christianity,
            all is vanity under the sun.

            We will all die.
            You can’t deny that.

            You have nothing to offer, except your own mortality.

            God likes to show mercy.
            He accepts a contrite heart.

            Jesus Christ is the Lord and He reigns now and there is a day set aside in which He’ll return.

          • stashgal

            IF you had read your bible, you would have seen that it was written that Jesus would return, with the father, in glory to judge while the people he was speaking to were still alive!
            Clearly that’s a lie, he will never return because he was not the son of the “god” of Israel!
            You ignorant believers need to get back under your rock.

          • GSOB

            Thanks.

            Christ Jesus is the rock on which I stand.

            All other ground is sinking sand.

            You the man.

          • GSOB

            2 Corinthians 5:15-20

          • stashgal

            24:34
            Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.

            Mark, Chapter 9 SAB
            9:1
            And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power.
            Mark 13:30
            Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done.

            Luke 9:27
            But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God.
            21:32
            Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.

            GSOB these are all failed prophecies, “Jesus” will never return. He has become dust IF he ever existed & there is much doubt of that.
            Get a BRAIN, “GSOB”!

          • GSOB

            John 3:5

            &

            1 Corinthians 2:7-12

            to you.

          • EconomyTrap

            That’s fine. If Christians are wrong, then they’re wrong, no harm done. But Christians are right, and you are wrong, well…I’ll take my chances with believing in God!

          • EconomyTrap

            Typo correction: But “IF” christians are wrong…

          • The Penitent Man

            You’re either lying or just plain ignorant. There are about a dozen historical sources (all non-Biblical) which mention “Jesus” (real name is Yahushua). The Josephus writings are not “widely accepted” as being a forgery, that is just plain crap.

            No, the gospels are not considered forgeries by the world’s best theologists, that is another falsehood. If anything, the gospels are the most accurate, historical documents we have from antiquity. You would know this if you took of your “hate” goggles.

            The gospels were attacked ferociously during the mid to last quarter of the 19th century and archaeological discoveries totally shamed those smear efforts by those Darwinian mouthpieces.

            You’re regurgitating information that was proven false almost 100 years ago.

          • The Penitent Man

            Don’t throw your pearls before swine brother. It’s a waste of time to try and heal the close-minded scientific know-it-alls.

        • Michael

          Psalm 24:1 KJV
          [1] The earth is the Lord’s , and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

          You will soon know the truth. So will I and everyone else.

          • lifeofliberty

            Ah, another brain-dead moron who believes in a mystical, magical, invisible, unanswering Sky God.

            Suggest your read the REAL bible history and the fabrication of this tall tale. You can indeed know the truth – and the real truth shall set you free from your brainwashed madness.

          • Michael

            I can see you have never even read the Bible, because those who do magic, are going to hell, there is no mystism about Jesus Christ I have seen the works that Jesus has done before my very eyes, satan has plenty of stuff out there that anyone can read to draw them away from the truth, he has been around for a long time, Jesus is my Lord my Saviour, my King and my God, it a shame you do not have a personal relationship with Jesus your life would be so much better, whether I am in the valley or in the mountain Jesus gives me peace,
            Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

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          • Habibeh

            Jesus was just a man, and a prophet of God, not God. God is a Being who is timeless, shapeless and boundless

          • Michael

            Guess you never read the 14th chapter in the book of John, Revelation chapter 1, Revelation 1:8 (KJV)
            8I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

            The almighty

            Matthew 1:23 (KJV)
            23[Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.]

            There is many more scriptures to prove that Jesus is God even in the Old Testament, if you do not have faith to believe that Jesus and God are one then you are an antichrist, if you would like to have a Bible study were I show you all the verses let me know and I will prove to you with The Word that Jesus is God.

          • Simon Phoenix

            And what exactly is this “real bible history”. Name your sources please…. Lol. Some other fictional Crap from a non believer I assume

          • Jay Robertson

            Preach.. Lol..

        • David Rossback

          Ah another demon who needs beheaded.

          • GSOB

            Since we believe that Christ died for all of us, we should also believe that we have died to the old life we used to live.

            He died for all so that all who live—having received eternal life from him—might live no longer for themselves, to please themselves, but to spend their lives pleasing Christ who died and rose again for them.

            So stop evaluating Christians by what the world thinks about them or by what they seem to be like on the outside.

            Once I mistakenly thought of Christ that way, merely as a human being like myself. How differently I feel now!

            When someone becomes a Christian, he becomes a brand new person inside. He is not the same anymore.

            A new life has begun!

            All these new things are from God who brought us back to himself through what Christ Jesus did.

            And God has given us the privilege of urging everyone to come into his favor and be reconciled to him.

            For God was in Christ, restoring the world to himself, no longer counting men’s sins against them but blotting them out.

            This is the wonderful message he has given us to tell others.

            We are Christ’s ambassadors. God is using us to speak to you: we beg you, as though Christ himself were here pleading with you, receive the love he offers you—be reconciled to God.

          • stashgal

            “We” do NOT “believe” that nonsense!
            How can anyone or “thing” die for someone else s “sin”? The “god” of the bible is the “god” of Israel & no other tribe. Other tribes are to worship other “gods”.
            All “believers” are gullible FOOLS!
            Are you christians still burning “witches”?

          • GSOB

            Romans 3:28-30

        • http://bizarrotheater.blogspot.com/ SmackMacDougal

          Who said God is a fictional being in the sky except the silly ones and the ill in mind?

        • Habibeh

          Oh ya? Well some of us believe that everything was created by God, and to those of us who do, everything DOES belong to Him!

      • Buddha

        God = external, “higher authority”

        The State = external, “higher authority”

        Those who outsource their power will forever remain powerless. All power lies within.

        • GSOB

          The power of sin is everyone’s master from within.

          We need to be regenerated by the Holy Spirit.

          Man can not resurrect himself from the dead.

      • http://electrodes.wordpress.com Loup Kibiloki

        God is everywhere including in water or drought, owns nothing, not even the Bible, and doesn’t need to. It grows through our freedom, for better or worse.

    • Beanodle

      Australia taxes private dams and wells.

      • K

        Did they do that, before or after they picked up your firearms.

  • Ben

    The American Southwest (whether it is liberal California or conservative Arizona) has been living well outside of its means for decades. The water chickens will come home to roost. The weather is stunningly beautiful, I concur, but what does the weather matter when you can’t flush your toilet, wash your dishes, or clean your clothes. We have grown unsustainably for years, and this greed will consume us.

    • piccadillybabe

      We should all be using composting toilets, solar panels, wind turbines and collecting rain water. The technology is all there now at a reasonable cost for ecologically sound and sustainable living.

  • Bubba Johnson

    Retire in the country, no water, sewer, or trash bills.
    Never mind, please stay where you are.

  • Nyterider

    I guess we’ll truly be the unwashed masses – not just in name only

  • Liam Armstrong

    im kinda scared..

    this article makes it sound like its all happening instantaneously

  • rentslave

    The drought got so bad in the Northeast in the 60′s,many baseball teams were forced to use well water.Today,the rivers are high on the banks in most places.

  • GSOB

    In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.

    - Leonardo da Vinci

  • Keywee

    There is a simple answer. It is known as “permaculture” but you wont find it being pushed by governments because it is not profitable for corporations and doesn’t provide much in the way of taxes. It only benefits communities and who wants that?

  • Paul

    Do you realize that Jupiter’s moon Europa has 2 to 3 times the amount of water Earth does? Europa is covered by a thick layer of ice. However, beneath the ice is a giant ocean. Jupiter’s gravitational pull on Europa causes it to stretch and contract slightly. Thus, Europa’s interior is heated. Unfortunately Europa is almost 500 million miles away. Thus, it will be a long time if ever humans can utilize Europa’s water resources.
    I have been trying to be better about conserving water. I take much shorter showers now. Also, I don’t dump glasses of water.

    • davidbyrden

      The distance is almost irrelevant. The gravity wells are the problem.

  • alan

    The water table in my yard in Florida is 6 feet. I bought a hand pump well just haven’t been home long enough to install it.
    There are just too many people on the planet period. We have become an infestation and nature likes to correct these things.

    • chilller

      Like Agent Smith said to Morphious in ‘The Matrix’, “Humans are like a virus, you use up all your resources in one area and move on to the next.”

      • GSOB

        Godless movie.

    • krinks

      Then you and your liberal friends that think this way all kill yourselves. This will lower the population to go with losers like Pelosi and Reid to lose their electorate. A win/win.

    • GSOB

      Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

  • MeMadMax

    They are building the wrong kind of desalination plants.
    The ones with the multiple membrane filter system ARE EXPENSIVE.

    But there is more than one way to skin a cat, and that is Flash Distillation. It is simple: Take a box, put it under a vacumn by sucking the air out, shoot in dirty/sea water in that is warm, it flashes to steam, collects on top, then is caught by a funnel that it went around when it was steam.

    It’s cheap, simple, doesn’t require filters, and can use waste heat from a power plant.

    I shake my head everytime I hear about these desalination plants that use huge amounts of filters…

    I was in the navy, and received two medals for saving our evaporator and a man from getting a bad steam burn.

    • K

      Max, you do remember that making fresh water, is secondary to making money? How are the big boys going to make money off the flash system? No better to use filters that are expensive, and have to be replaced.

      • K2

        I was about to say the same thing. If the desal plant is expesnive the company building itand local politicians get a bigger cut out of it from the govt. Doesnt mean desal is uneconomical in itself.

    • Beanodle

      Victoria, Australia has the most expensive Desal plant in the world. It has cost between 5 and 10 billion dollars depending on who you speak to. It will cost over 25 billion during it’s present life cycle as the government of the time when it was contracted to be built put in a clause that 600 million dollars a year was to go to the operator whether water was produced or not.
      It has not produced a drop of water for consumer consumption since it’s been finished. It’s too expensive to run (on top of the 600 million a year) and it was built because of climate change fear and the fact the state was in a cyclic 11 year drought.
      Most of the states in Australia have desal plants – all are mothballed.

  • Tom

    The next wars will be fought over water and energy resources.

  • Hammerstrike

    “#8 Approximately 80 percent of the major rivers in China have become so polluted that they no longer support any aquatic life at all.”

    foodandwaterwatch.o r g/water/fracking/

    Moonbat Alert! Be carefull, green nuts are bad for your health.

  • jakartaman

    Yes water is a problem and will be a serious problem in the immediate future. Howevr, the real problem is too many people. I am not smart enough as to how to solve this problem. in the past, wars, pestulance etc kept populations under control – not so now. There will be resource wars in our future.

    • krinks

      BS. Those that say there are too many people ignore the fact that if we lived with the population density of Tokyo we could all live within the state of Texas.
      Also you have never taken a flight from Minneapolis to Spokane and looked out the window. Nothing but wide open space.

      • Booo-urns

        Doesn’t matter how densely or sparsely the population lives if there aren’t enough resources to keep us all alive.

        We need to get rid of all tax breaks for children, in fact we should give a tax break for no kids, no plus or minus for one kid, and start increasing taxes per child beyond that.

        • Ted

          So long as you don’t expect other people’s children to provide anything for you (for example social security)

          • Booo-urns

            I don’t… I take responsibility for my own retirement, thank you very much. And the greater good of slowing population growth far outweighs Social Security anyway.

          • sandra schmidt

            Social security is paid out of current payroll taxes on working adults and has nothing to do with other people’s children.

        • K2

          Both democrats and repubs will never do this. Democrats will never do it because more kids=more younger voters and more younger voters means more democratic voters. Which benefits govt.

          Repubs will oppose this because more people means a bigger job pool. And more consumers to buy their products. Which benefits corporations.

      • laura m.

        You’re missing the point…natural resources are being depleted, not land or space for people. Yet, too many are crammed in cities.

    • laura m.

      Exactly, agree totally. People gotta stop breeding like cockroaches! Only so much natural resources to go around and we are running out of them. I knew this would happen forty yrs ago by the turn of the 21st century, so we chose not to breed.

    • K2

      My thoughts exactly.

  • Hiesenburg

    1billion for one Waterplant equals one Stealth bomber. how about a 20 billion-dollar budget cut in military spending and build 20 desalination plants. Sounds good to me.

  • moovova

    Meanwhile, in other news…

    Oceans are rising, swallowing land (into the water) at an alarming rate, islands are sinking (into the water) , beach front communities are being inundated by ever encroaching waves (of water), rivers (of water) are cresting their banks, engulfing entire towns…

    • Rob W

      Micheal is talking about potable water, you know, the kind found in lakes, rivers, streams and aquifers…

      • moovova

        ALL water in the world is potable if treated properly…including seawater (even urine…think space travel).

        Water exists in one of three physical states…liquid, solid or gas. In addition, the earth is a closed system. No new water is created (thereby adding to the earth’s supply)…and none is disappearing. It just reformulates into one of the states mentioned above. Water also “travels” from one location to another thru evaporation, condensation and precipitation. Further movement occurs in streams, drainage systems, flushing toilets, rivers and oceans.

        The water is there..always has been…always will be. Wisely and efficiently recovering water will be the key in the future. (Speaking of wisely and efficiently…the $1 billion Carlsbad desalination plant project in Kalifornia…I’m curious how the VERY PROBABLE high cost of government oversight/interference contributed to that price tag.)

  • Spud

    This is all about what people are going through who over populate the lands, over develop the regions and in a nut shell live at or beyond the cycles of Mother nature and then try to make th rest of the world care when those cycles swing the other way and their over extended lifestyles are now in jeopardy.
    In the US dust bowl people hopped trains to north Idaho because rather than their horses being knees deep in dust here they were knee deep in mud. Currently we are well ahead of normal for our up to date rain fall and snow pac. Sure it is tougher to make a living up here and all I can say is Thank God for that as it keeps growth in check.
    Any collapse is going to effect us all up here just like elsewhere but if wisely prepared then the effects will not be devastating as they will be in most other regions… We wish no one ill yet on the other hand many of us live up here and have done with less because of income reductions so in the end when the water dries up for those who had lived the high life I call it a wash and mow my abundant hay fields. In fact we started a second garden sight and planted more fruit trees here.
    Water is abundant up here, we have all four seasons and it is tough to make a living. But take heart my friends because Michael who writes these articles has also relocated to up here a few years ago from those very drought regions he writes about. So if you doubt me fine but the author saw this coming and did something about it. OK then what is you long list of excuses? Better wrtie it them all down and keep it because you will need it for TP someday ;-)
    Our last three days of rain here just set and new record… how did your last three days pan out?. It was calm and steady no tornadoes here…..

  • http://www.mindbodygreen.com Kim

    I read recently that China imports more water than the US does oil.

    • K

      From what I have read. That statement is correct. It is just one thing after another. Let me add yet another. Unless you can catch a sale, freeze dried foods, are rising above what the common man can afford. For those who have not prepared, it is just about too late.

      • http://www.mindbodygreen.com Kim

        Hi K, hope you’re doing well today. Yeah, this was number 7 on the list. The fact that China has to import water is disturbing to say the least.

        It’s not too late. Not yet.

  • krinks

    Recall that the President of Nestle has said people do not have a right to water.
    Recall also that when water is totally privatized private companies will send in their agents to make sure you don’t collect rain water without paying for it. Currently brown people in third world countries live this way and no one cares.

  • grumpyhillbilly

    I really thought I’d be long dead before water became a issue. Oh well, I’ve never had any timing on predictions. This one will make oil look like a walk in the park, and it makes me wonder how many of the human herd can earth truly sustain. They are entering into areas that have shortages. Finally water loaded Russia just keeps getting richer. Go figure that one.

  • James with I AM LIBERTY

    Another great article Mike. Still one of the best sites on the net for legit news and info. This is James with I AM Liberty

    • GSOB

      All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.

      - F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • Firstgarden

    “#9 The Great Lakes hold about 21 percent of the total supply of fresh water in the entire world, but Barack Obama is allowing water from those lakes “to be drained, bottled and shipped to China” at a frightening pace.”

    And not allowing the Keystone oil pipeline…
    With presidents like this, who needs communists?

    • GSOB

      John 19:28

  • Mike Smithy

    I wonder what Snooki and Lady Gaga think about this?

  • horse777res

    Hey Michael here is a solution ! How about turning back to GOD as a country.” The wicked shall be turned into hell, And all the nations that forget GOD” Psalm 9:17

    • Booo-urns

      Fictional beings from an ancient mythology won’t solve our problems. Stop being delusional.

  • Priszilla

    Getting clean water is not that difficult.

    • GSOB

      Securing it will be

      • Priszilla

        Not if it is easy to get. For everybody. Sort of like rainwater or air.

      • Priszilla

        google watercone

  • Priszilla

    When you burn hydrocarbons like gasoline or diesel you create carbon dioxide and water. Just need to catch the exhaust on a cold surface and you got water.

    Or you use the sun to evaporate seawater. Get salt and water vapour. Cold surface : water.

    You get a cold surface in a fridge.

    Absorption fridges dont use moving parts. But heat.

    Hence, with pipes and sheet metal and ammonia you can build a contraption for each household to transform waste water to clean water.

  • spin43

    What about Gore’s rising oceans?

  • spin43

    Gay marriage will solve all our problems.

    • Booo-urns

      It certainly won’t, but it won’t hurt anything either.

  • RichieV

    “Blue Gold” is great documentry that discusses this issue at length.

  • GSOB

    The hierarchy changed.

    The fallout is evidenced
    by the refugees.

    Many of them children.

    When the dollar is no longer the king,

    the fallout will be just as chaotic.

  • GSOB

    The folks in CA hope that ‘El-Nino’
    will take care of their drought problem.

  • GSOB

    William Kyle Carpenter

    URAH!

  • threefeathers

    Explain to me how our planet that is covered by 3/4 of it in water is out of water?

    • K2

      That is sea water.

  • pookieamos

    Water scarcity is propaganda for Agenda 21, why would a so called conservative website promote such propaganda ?

  • TtT Engine

    Our dedicated government has accomplished one thing VERY well over the last 40 years, i.e.
    GROW GOVERNMENT. 24 million loafers now work for Federal/State government. We
    are broke [$17.5 trillion current debt and $130 trillion in long-term unfunded loafing liabilities] because of
    our Romanesque government. If we had used our back breaking tax dollars to
    “invest” in infra-structure like affordable desalination plants, we would be in
    good condition. I recently paid my municipal “sewer” tax bill in person because I
    was behind on the bill, i.e. “my flushing tax”. NOT to my surprise, 3
    governmental chicken “clucks” were “hanging out” when I entered the tax parlor. They
    quickly scurried to their computers when I entered the room and pretended to be
    busy. They took my sewer tax payment and took me off the delinquent list. Noah survived the flood. Will we survive the drought ? May God spare the
    faithful. Christi Fidelis !

  • Jeff

    The upper middle part of the USA farm land gets its water from underground aquifers was soon will be dried up. We need some kind of parabolic dish heat focusing system to boil sea water on a massive natural scale to create fresh water. Something like this needs to be created on a massive scale as the Hoover Dam many times. It times to focus less on our military growth and more on the USA infrastructure for energy and water that will work with the environment naturally.

  • Marie

    Regarding #12, the the Jordan River is flowing at 2% of its previous rate because Israel dammed the Sea of Galilee years ago to use it as an Israeli water-reservoir. When I was in Israel over a decade ago, an Israeli proudly explained to us what they’d done. This is also why the Dead Sea is shrinking at an incredible rate–because the Jordan flows into it.
    Of course this unilateral move by Israel leaves the nation of Jordan (which shares the Jordan River as its border with Israel) high and dry, but since when does Israel care about anybody but itself?

  • Arizona

    SO tell us praytell,WHERE DID THE WATER GO???or is it just another government weather scam,WITH HARRP causing dry ares to become wet and wet ares to become dry,CAUSE the water doesn’t leave the planet,SO WHERE DID it go?OCEANS levels raising but the land is dry?HOW CAN THAT BE?,,I smell a rat here and its always THE US GOVERNMENT every time…….OCEAN LEVELS RAISING,ding,ding,ding……………

  • K2

    We were told to populate the earth by god as mentioned in the bible. True. But we were not told to overpopulate.

  • GSOB

    Here lies the essence of mankind’s problem, and it’s been there since the beginning and it will struggle for continued existence to the end.

    “…even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations,….”

    Man needs redemption and transformation….

    for this…

    Christ is God’s wisdom to us…..

    1 Corinthians 1:30

    Matthew 4:19

  • TVP

    Government has created the problem, and in order to remain in power, will stop at nothing to prevent it from being solved.

    Jerry Brown ordered the California Aqueducts to drain into the ocean through the San Francisco Bay Delta. The only “drought” that exists in Cali has been brought on by HAARP.

    They are going INSANE with all of this, pedal to the medal hyper light-speed overdrive, because the people are waking up in droves.

    The technology exists to END ALL POVERTY (through free energy taken from the zero-point field), CURE ALL DISEASE (through stem cells, nano-tech, and anti-aging cosmetics/surgeries), and END ALL CRIME/TERRORISM (through reducing government to a protection-only service).

    EVERYONE wants these things, except for those in power, for they are going to lose much of their power. Once the people realize the lives that have been stolen from them, they will demand an end to the ruling class.

  • http://www.FounderChurch.Blogspot.Com/ “FounderChurch”

    Google “FounderChurch” Teachings
    “The earth is the Lord’s , and the fulness thereof; and the world, and they that dwell therein”. Psalm 24.1

    FACT: WATER CAN NOT BE DESTROYED OR CREATED. The Earth is a closed and sealed ecosystem. Water can only be misused abused poisoned and dirtied. And this can only be done by hate filled demonic humans. We need worldwide laws.with brutal penalties to terrorize these Aqua-criminals up to and including DEATH. Amen!

    • GSOB

      Luke 18:27

  • http://www.FounderChurch.Blogspot.Com/ “FounderChurch”

    “Even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations.”

    The People need organized disciplined LEADERSHIP or they are helpless. Contact FounderChurch@gmail.com.

    • GSOB

      The people need Jesus Christ as their bread, water and redeemer.

  • Butch Fomby

    unbelief will not do away with GOD….when you leave this planet you will find out, but it’s your choice…also on the water subject, saving the planet should be a course in all schools…put those little minds to work…1. no more poisons allowed in the air, land or sea….water to be used for food sources, clean air, not green lawns….replace lawns with garden beds etc, help out world food crisis…just some thoughts from the indian….these things will only help

  • Stuey

    There is not less water on earth or in the sky(clouds), it is all recycled through the system. The water shortage is due to more humans on Earth using the water.

  • stashgal

    There isn’t a water “shortage” there is an excess of human demand for water.
    Reduce the human population & the water “problem” would go away.
    Since it’s too late to humanly reduce the human population, we will just keep overbreeding until we have a collapse of our numbers. If we were smarter than yeast in a petri dish, we wouldn’t be in this mess.
    The more we struggle to feed our excess numbers, the worse the collapse will be & the more environmental damage we will do..

  • man of God

    life of liberty , matthew 24 v 7 For nation shall rise against nation , and kingdom against kingdom , and there shall be famines , and pestilences, and earthquakes in divers place

  • gary

    Jimmy Carter said years ago that ” We go to war for oil now. The next big war will be over fresh water to drink.” I think he is correct.

  • CM

    C’mon fellow humans let’s awaken the masses and share this topic. Don’t feed in to the ignorance of others they too shall learn one day. We need humanity to survive.

  • lamont

    Too many f****** people.
    Humans have become the parasites on this planet.
    Nature has a way of staying ib balance, We have raped mother nature. Time for pay ack. God?????? has nothing to do with it.

  • Judith Blakely Sanders

    All my research has lead me straight to this frightening fact…want to see our Grandchildren have a chance

  • John Liozeris

    #26, the Russians are pumping our water to their secret missile base on the far side of the moon.

  • reckless

    Start digging holes folx. This will enable the earth to sustain herself, rather than having the water run off. What we are experiencing is desertification, and it can be stopped.

  • http://electrodes.wordpress.com Loup Kibiloki

    Where’s all the water gone ? After more than 10,000 years of agriculture, water now cycles endlessly from a soil that is more and more deprived of plants (usually filled with tons of water) and deprived of shadow (tons of water kept in the soil by plants’ shadow), to the sky where it is more and more constantly and rapidly evaporated to then come down, and go up, and down again, and up again, without being kept in place by plants, trees, and soil under plants’ shadow. More than 10,000 years..

    Explain that in kindergarten, they will all get it immediately.

    Despite that, meanwhile, millions of zombies keep helping to exarcerbate that absurd Water Lib accelerated sterile cycling movement by meticulously mowing their yard year-long or summer-long.

    Heading for Diluvium through Drought under an endless surabundant cycle of water that more and more escapes our reach ..

    Strange.

  • http://electrodes.wordpress.com Loup Kibiloki

    Where’s all the water gone ? After more than 10,000 years of agriculture, deforestation, ear against weeds, water now cycles endlessly, and more and more rapidly, from a soil that is more and more deprived of plants (normally filled with of water — overall, tons of water), a soil that is more and more deprived of shadow (which usually keeps tons of water in the soil under plants’ shadow), that water being consequently more and more rapidly evaporated, to then come down, and go up, and down again, and up again, without being kept in place by plants, trees, and soil under plants’ shadow. More than 10,000 years of growing practice ..

    Explain that in kindergarten, they will all get it immediately.

    Despite that, meanwhile, millions of zombies keep helping to exarcerbate that absurd Water Lib accelerated sterile cycling movement by meticulously mowing their yard year-long or summer-long.

    Heading for Diluvium through Drought under an endless surabundant cycle of water that, more and more, escapes our reach and thirst .. Strange.

  • Drought with thick clouds?

    Duh, where did it all go?
    Down the drain?
    Does that mean it is never to be seen again?
    EVERY DROP OF WATER THAT WAS HERE WHEN YOUR GREAT GRANDPARENTS WERE BORN IS STILL HERE!
    What do you think happens to water?
    Do you think it disappears into space?
    Do you think?
    Wake the f#@%$ up!
    You are being conned!
    Artificial Scarcity is one of the best methods of control!

    Agenda 21

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