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30 Facts About The Coming Water Crisis That Will Change The Lives Of Every Person On The Planet

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30 Facts About The Coming Water Crisis That Will Change The Lives Of Every Person On The PlanetThe world is rapidly running out of clean water. Some of the largest lakes and rivers on the globe are being depleted at a very frightening pace, and many of the most important underground aquifers that we depend on to irrigate our crops will soon be gone. At this point, approximately 40 percent of the entire population of the planet has little or no access to clean water, and it is being projected that by 2025 two-thirds of humanity will live in “water-stressed” areas. But most Americans are not too concerned about all of this because they assume that North America has more fresh water than anyone else does. And actually they would be right about that, but the truth is that even North America is rapidly running out of water and it is going to change all of our lives. Today, the most important underground water source in America, the Ogallala Aquifer, is rapidly running dry. The most important lake in the western United States, Lake Mead, is rapidly running dry. The most important river in the western United States, the Colorado River, is rapidly running dry. Putting our heads in the sand and pretending that we are not on the verge of an absolutely horrific water crisis is not going to make it go away. Without water, you cannot grow crops, you cannot raise livestock and you cannot support modern cities. As this global water crisis gets worse, it is going to affect every single man, woman and child on the planet. I encourage you to keep reading and learn more.

The U.S. intelligence community understands what is happening. According to one shocking government report that was released last year, the global need for water will exceed the global supply of water by 40 percent by the year 2030…

This sobering message emerges from the first U.S. Intelligence Community Assessment of Global Water Security. The document predicts that by 2030 humanity’s “annual global water requirements” will exceed “current sustainable water supplies” by forty percent.

Oh, but our scientists will find a solution to our problems long before then, won’t they?

But what if they don’t?

Most Americans tend to think of a “water crisis” as something that happens in very dry places such as Africa or the Middle East, but the truth is that almost the entire western half of the United States is historically a very dry place. The western U.S. has been hit very hard by drought in recent years, and many communities are on the verge of having to make some very hard decisions. For example, just look at what is happening to Lake Mead. Scientists are projecting that Lake Mead has a 50 percent chance of running dry by the year 2025. If that happens, it will mean the end of Las Vegas as we know it. But the problems will not be limited just to Las Vegas. The truth is that if Lake Mead runs dry, it will be a major disaster for that entire region of the country. This was explained in a recent article by Alex Daley

Way before people run out of drinking water, something else happens: When Lake Mead falls below 1,050 feet, the Hoover Dam’s turbines shut down – less than four years from now, if the current trend holds – and in Vegas the lights start going out.

Ominously, these water woes are not confined to Las Vegas. Under contracts signed by President Obama in December 2011, Nevada gets only 23.37% of the electricity generated by the Hoover Dam. The other top recipients: Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (28.53%); state of Arizona (18.95%); city of Los Angeles (15.42%); and Southern California Edison (5.54%).

You can always build more power plants, but you can’t build more rivers, and the mighty Colorado carries the lifeblood of the Southwest. It services the water needs of an area the size of France, in which live 40 million people. In its natural state, the river poured 15.7 million acre-feet of water into the Gulf of California each year. Today, twelve years of drought have reduced the flow to about 12 million acre-feet, and human demand siphons off every bit of it; at its mouth, the riverbed is nothing but dust.

Nor is the decline in the water supply important only to the citizens of Las Vegas, Phoenix, and Los Angeles. It’s critical to the whole country. The Colorado is the sole source of water for southeastern California’s Imperial Valley, which has been made into one of the most productive agricultural areas in the US despite receiving an average of three inches of rain per year.

Are you starting to get an idea of just how serious this all is?

But it is not just our lakes and our rivers that are going dry.

We are also depleting our groundwater at a very frightening pace as a recent Science Daily article discussed…

Three results of the new study are particularly striking: First, during the most recent drought in California’s Central Valley, from 2006 to 2009, farmers in the south depleted enough groundwater to fill the nation’s largest human-made reservoir, Lake Mead near Las Vegas — a level of groundwater depletion that is unsustainable at current recharge rates.

Second, a third of the groundwater depletion in the High Plains occurs in just 4% of the land area. And third, the researchers project that if current trends continue some parts of the southern High Plains that currently support irrigated agriculture, mostly in the Texas Panhandle and western Kansas, will be unable to do so within a few decades.

In the United States we have massive underground aquifers that have allowed our nation to be the breadbasket of the world. But once the water from those aquifers is gone, it is gone for good. That is why what is happening to the Ogallala Aquifer is so alarming. The Ogallala Aquifer is one of the largest sources of fresh water in the world, and U.S. farmers use water from it to irrigate more than 15 million acres of crops each year. The Ogallala Aquifer covers more than 100,000 square miles and it sits underneath the states of Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming and South Dakota. Most Americans have never even heard of it, but it is absolutely crucial to our way of life. Sadly, it is being drained at a rate that is almost unimaginable.

The following are some facts about the Ogallala Aquifer and the growing water crisis that we are facing in the United States. A number of these facts were taken from one of my previous articles. I think that you will agree that many of these facts are quite alarming…

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

2. 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.

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. 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.

8. Unfortunately, scientists tell us that it would be normal for extremely dry conditions to persist in parts of western 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.”

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. 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.

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

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

15. 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.

The 1,450 mile long Colorado River is a good example of what we have done to our precious water supplies. It is probably the most important body of water in the southwestern United States, and it is rapidly dying.

The following is an excerpt from an outstanding article by Jonathan Waterman about how the once mighty Colorado River is rapidly drying up…

Fifty miles from the sea, 1.5 miles south of the Mexican border, I saw a river evaporate into a scum of phosphates and discarded water bottles. This dirty water sent me home with feet so badly infected that I couldn’t walk for a week. And a delta once renowned for its wildlife and wetlands is now all but part of the surrounding and parched Sonoran Desert. According to Mexican scientists whom I met with, the river has not flowed to the sea since 1998. If the Endangered Species Act had any teeth in Mexico, we might have a chance to save the giant sea bass (totoaba), clams, the Sea of Cortez shrimp fishery that depends upon freshwater returns, and dozens of bird species.

So let this stand as an open invitation to the former Secretary of the Interior and all water buffalos who insist upon telling us that there is no scarcity of water here or in the Mexican Delta. Leave the sprinklered green lawns outside the Aspen conferences, come with me, and I’ll show you a Colorado River running dry from its headwaters to the sea. It is polluted and compromised by industry and agriculture. It is overallocated, drought stricken, and soon to suffer greatly from population growth. If other leaders in our administration continue the whitewash, the scarcity of knowledge and lack of conservation measures will cripple a western civilization built upon water.

But of course North America is in far better shape when it comes to fresh water than the rest of the world is.

In fact, in many areas of the world today water has already become the most important issue.

The following are some incredible facts about the global water crisis that is getting even worse with each passing day…

1. Total global water use has quadrupled over the past 100 years, and it is now increasing faster than it ever has been before.

2. Today, there are 1.6 billion people that live in areas of the globe that are considered to be “water-stressed”, and it is being projected that two-thirds of the entire population of the globe will be experiencing “water-stressed” conditions by the year 2025.

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

4. Once upon a time, the Aral Sea was the 4th largest freshwater lake in the entire world. At this point, it less than 10 percent the size that it used to be, and it is being projected that it will dry up completely by the year 2020.

5. If you can believe it, the flow of water along the Jordan River is down to only 2 percent of its historic rate.

6. It is being projected that the demand for water in China will exceed the supply by 25 percent by the year 2030.

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

8. Sadly, it is estimated that approximately 40 percent of the children living in Africa and India have had their growth stunted due to unclean water and malnutrition.

9. 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.

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

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

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

13. 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.

14. 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.

15. 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.

So is there any hope that the coming global water crisis can be averted?

If not, what can we do to prepare?

Please feel free to post a comment with your thoughts below…

Lake Mead Is Drying Up

  • Jagrick

    Rainfall in this area has been lacking and the news already reported they might implement lawn watering restrictions. Nothing new here as this has been an issue that goes back decades.

    • Greg

      You’re talking local, the article in focusing on global supply. Local supply always fluctuates, and some years require restrictions, some years don’t, but the new information on global supply is truly scary. I don’t think most people have any idea of how bad our situation really is.

    • Ralfine

      Replace the lawn by something more sustainable. Plant some trees, maybe a hedge. Succulents.

  • Rodster

    Most of Florida once again is under water restriction. I think one solution which is rarely discussed is desalinization water plants. I think this could help with water shortages.

    • DiscouragedOne

      I agree, that is what CA and NM are going to have to do.

    • Beanodle

      The city where I live has the largest desal plant in the world. I’s currently idle – not producing water. it was built buy politicians who believed the global warming activists and academics who said that Australia would be in for permanent droughts. The taxpayers must pay the owners and operators of this plant 600 million dollars are year for 25 years – even though it’s not producing water. A new government had sworn never to take water from the plant as the cost to produce the water is prohibitive – this production cost would go on top of the 600 million per year. Our water bills must go up by over 100% to pay for this plant even though it’s not producing water.

      Desal plant’s are like wind generated power – the benefits you get are far outweighed by the costs. – i.e. – not economical.


      That is a real good idea rodster but the problem is it costs a small fortune to desalt ocean water, I know i used to operate two of them, of course that was about 40 years ago and maybe the technology has improved.

  • DiscouragedOne

    I have known about this for many, many years. We don’t worry too much since we live in MI, but there is no place immune.

    • Mark

      I also have known about this since the early 1980’s. When we moved to the country, water was a very important point when buying a ranch.

  • T Nguyen

    It looks like we are leaving the Pisces era ( Jesus ) and entering the Aquarius era. whoever brings water to this earth will be the next King …

    • Beth

      I have never understood why this apparantly goes backwards?


    The ‘Land of 10,000 Lakes’ Is Running Dry

    Minnesota’s depleting aquifers show consequences of climate change, unsustainable water management

    – Andrea Germanos, staff writer

    The entire state has been covered drought for months, and its water supplies are being sucked away.

    Sunset over White Bear Lake in Minnesota, whose dropping levels, the StarTribune reports, are a sign of a depleting aquifer. (Photo: Aaron Landry / flickr)This is the scene not in a scorching summer month in a normally dry area of the southwest, but today, in Minnesota—”Land of 10,000 Lakes”—where the consequences of climate change and unsustainable water practices have issued a stark warning.

    In the Minneapolis StarTribune, Josephine Marcotty takes an in-depth look at how

    many regions in the state have reached the point where people are using water — and then sending it downstream — faster than the rain and snow can replenish it.

    This is causing an increasing number of Minnesota residents to have their wells fail.

    Irrigation permits in the state are skyrocketing, Marcotty reports, and residential water demand has gone up as well. In 2012, “Minnesotans used a record amount of water,” she reports, and continues:

    rising demand — from farm irrigation, a growing ethanol industry, a rising population — is pumping more water out of the ground than ever before.

    And once it leaves the aquifer, it’s gone — routed through storm sewers or water treatment plants and into streams, rivers, and sooner or later, out of the state altogether.

    And climate change is set to exacerbate the problem, which will likely bring more severe droughts and hard, pounding rain which will run off before soaking into the ground to replenish aquifers.

    Ali Elhassan, water supply manager for the Metropolitan Council, told the StarTribune, “People plan for the future,” he said. “Well, the future is now.”

    • peaceangel

      Our politicians sold a large part of the Great Lakes water to Nestle to bottle a decade ago and Bush and Obama have been selling off the water in the Great Lakes to China to pay a slight portion of our interest on our debt to them as well. Chinese haulers are in and out DAILY. The aristocrats have bought up all the aquifers and plan to turn them off.

      • NorthernCanuck

        Not true. US and Canadian treaties and agreements forbid this.

        • DiscouragedOne


          In 1998, a Canadian company called Nova Group received a permit from Ottawa to sell China Lake Superior water at the rate of 160 million gallons by tanker ship. After much political and public outcry, Ottawa officials canceled the permit in 1999. Concern for protecting the Great Lakes Basin resulted in the 2006 Great Lakes Compact which was signed by President Bush in October 2008.

          A loophole in the 2006 Great Lakes Compact allows the water to be called a product and sold off outside the basin. The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact, after public interest organizations and politicians campaigned for it for ten years, was an effort to permanently safeguard the Great Lakes’ twenty percent of the world’s fresh water.

          There have been some as yet unsuccessful attempts to close the “bottled water loophole” by people like Michigan Rep. Bart Stupak. He introduced H.RES.551 to amend the Compact and prohibit sales, diversion or exportation of Great Lakes water outside the basin. The Great Lakes Basin is a 290,000-square-mile area whose waters feed the lakes and includes parts of eight states–Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec are also affected. The resolution remains in the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law.

          • NorthernCanuck

            I appreciate your diligence in researching this but existing, enforced agreements at the state-provincial levels as well as the international level forbid the PERMANENT divedrsion of water from the Great Lakes system. Temporary diversion for approved use which includes the return of the water to the Great Lakes system is permitted on a case-by-case basis.

    • 2Gary2

      so it will be the land of 9000 lakes soon?

  • LifeandLiberty

    I can’t recall the name of the invention but I saw it on Glenn Becks show on the Blaze that in a couple of years this device the size of a coffee maker can filter or turn any liquid within minutes into fresh drinkable water. You can literally put sewage, any liquid chemical or paint and within minutes it turns it into drinking water.

    • Mark

      You could build a large water filter at home. Use a plastic barrel filled with layers of charcoal, sand and gravel. Pour stream water in and get drinking water out.

  • Makati1

    And we are allowing corporate interests to dump chemicals into what is left to get expensive oil and natural gas. We deserve the future we get because we chose it. When you HAVE to buy water to drink and it costs $10 per gallon, you will complain about that price, and never think about how it happened. Remember, you can do without oil, but you can only live 3 days without water.


      As far as living only 3 days without water….you are referring to DRINKING water. You will have a clue bad times are coming because the first thing to happen is no toilet flush water…no toilet flush water… and we return to the days of the corn cob dry wipe.

      • Jenjen8

        The corn cob dry wipe is something none of us want !!!!! Also…also… there would be no water to wash your hands !!!!!
        We would need corn cob hand wipes also !!!!!

  • Desalination is getting much better and cheaper. So is solar power, already cost-competitive with fossil. There’s enormous areas out there that should be covered with solar-PV arrays to collect all those fuel-free terawatts. We’ll probably have fusion power too by 2050. Graphene can filter out dissolved ions such as those of sodium and chlorine quite well already.

    It’s all just a problem in chemical and electrical engineering. It would be good to reclaim the Sahara (it was green as Kansas 20 thousand years ago) as an exercise for terraforming Mars.

  • K

    Just another example of man’s foolishness. We build cities in deserts, farmland in dry plains areas. We are man, tremble at our technology. We can bend nature to our will. For a while.

    • V

      Humans play God and God will punish us with our own medicine..

    • So true, so true. I don’t have to worry about water being in the pacific northwest A.K.A. FEMA REGION 10. Just buy a good water filter or two & you’re good to go people.

      • K

        Hope you are not too close to Hanford. That could screw up the water for hundreds of miles. They seem to think a small leak is containable. What they do not seem to understand. Is once tanks like that start to leak, they could let go totally at anytime.

      • dream on bb. when the temp rises three degrees, there will be no snow in the cascades. and there is no plan b.

        • Jenjen8

          If temperatures rise…that means more ocean water evaporation …which means more hurricanes….which means more rain. Either desalination plants…..or water pipelines……BOTH are top dog solutions.. !!!!!! Otherwise we face the return to the days of the no water toilet….no water toilet….and corn cob dry wipes !!!!!!!

    • What about golf courses in the desert? Why don’t Tiger and the President plan their next golf outing for the Las Vegas area?

    • markthetruth

      Yep!!! Don’t Worry,


      the end…

    • TxPharm

      The US reached it’s intellectual pinnacle in the 60’s, a time when my Weekly Reader regularly discussed “The Population Explosion,” and both parties supported Planned Parenthood. The consequences for allowing religion to influence politics and social policy are going to be very, very ugly.
      The wars over oil have begun. Millions are dying from lack of water, both problems directly related to overpopulation. The Human Race in all it’s arrogance is reproducing like a cancer, and will drown in it’s own filth.

      • Jerry C

        Great suggestion. How about starting with you and your family? You know, those arrogants reproducing like a cancer and drowning in your own filth. Go ahead. We’re waiting.

        • TreeHugger_hon

          Great reply, Jerry C – clearly indicating that you are not part of any solution, therefore must be part of the problem.
          We – as a SPECIES – need to reduce our reproduction rate DRASTICALLY, at a rate effecting population decrease, and right NOW, and that plainly is not negotiable. There already ARE way too many humans on this planet, and we are “destroying our habitat”, the planet earth, through overpopulatin and overconsumption.
          Oh, and I do not have procreated, by the way.

  • Syrin

    I’ve been keeping an eye on this for 3 years now. Yet one more of a half dozen reasons I want to put a fence around my state to keep people out.

    • Tex May

      What do you care… I thought you were leaving the country.

      • Syrin

        I can’t now, I can in 18 months. I also care because I hate to see the parasites kill a host no matter where it is. Nice to see you taking a healthy dose of Gary bitter pills. Try not to choke on them.

        • 2Gary2

          syrin–again your stupidity is called out by others. When will you learn that you are in the conservative bubble and not in reality? I see your buddy mittens is still in the bubble. Tell him it must suck to loose to Obama.

  • markthetruth



    The Suns Solar Flares are penetrating magnetosphere, a protective shield created by Earth’s magnetic field.
    So Magnetic Fields of the Earth are Changing as we Speak. Causes Weather patterns to Change , Along With Polar Reversal. The Earth will Rumble. The only other Planet that could be lived on is MARS. Why do you think they are obsessed with it.

    the end…

    • peaceangel

      True we are heading into an ice age and if you have listened to the weather forecasters who don’t work for a government organization like the scientists that are on Michael Reagan’s radio talk show for the past three decades you have heard nothing but. And HAARP is controlling the weather in the US and has since it’s opening and before that the US military “seeded” the clouds to change the weather and cause droughts and all that is making it much hotter than it is and is purposefully drying up the rivers and waterways.

      But I have no clue what you said after that. I think your second paragraph might be Latin or Greek or maybe even Russian to most of the civilized world. Just sayin’

      Oh,and that part about the sunshine and happy days; NOT in our governments’ plans. Only God coming really soon like by summer will save us from the economic crash they have planned for us water in 2025 isn’t going to matter into the future planned for us all.

  • Viper

    Build the Grand Canal Project which would deliver fresh water to all of North America from Canada’s Hudson Bay at a flow rate twice the size of Niagara Falls. The world has enough water, only the will to channel it to areas that need it is required.

    • NorthernCanuck

      Two things: hands off our water! Canadians will NEVER agree to bulk water transfers and, under NAFTA, they’d be irreversable and out of our control. Secondly, GRAND CANAL (for which I have all the plans and background and which I’ve continuously opposed vehemently) is ultimately a scheme to use public money to build the infrastructure which will make its elite private backers astronomically wealthy – by turning water into liquid gold, by privatizing it, and by shipping Canadian water to the US and US water to Mexico and all at high prices. Canadians won’t stand for massive and disfiguring mega-engineering projects like these and for the climate alterations which would inevitably accompany them here. Learn to switch off the sprinklers on your golf courses and husband your own water supplies properly before trying to steal ours!

      • Viper

        The above shortsighted comment is a perfect example in the topic at hand as to why solutions aren’t found and nothing gets done. Canada rich in water resources can be contributing more. Water to the lower 48 farm belt would enhance global food supplies and lower global hunger. And I doubt we would steal water, it would be sold at a price. Canada needs to step up to the plate or it should be put at the bottom of the priority list for food shipments. Increasing US food supplies would lower prices globally and benefit all.

        • NorthernCanuck

          You utter and self-centred ignoramus. Just because YOU think we should massively re-engineer Canada’s topography and water resources for your sake in the US you think we should just jump to it and do it for you? And anyone who disagrees with your arrogant demands is thus ‘short-sighted’? Do your research first, stupido – you’ve got a compujter in front of you! Canadians have said firmly and repeatedly that OUR WATER IS NOT FOR SALE OR TRANSFER. Understand that now? It’s a national sentiment and a government policy. And who cares about your ‘food priority’ – we are one of the biggest food producers oln the planet! You tried steal Iraq’s oil – how did that work out for you? You’re not stealing our water. Find another solution.

          • Viper

            Typical Snooty liberal Canuck, they lecture Americans about contributing more to the world yet whine about their precious water that is wasted with runoff. The hypocrites even whine about proposed ANWR drilling yet have one of the dirtiest oil projects going in the Tar Sands. Guess what, projects like the Grand Canal are coming, too bad if you don’t like it. Solutions to problems are needed, but It’s people like you that make resource rich Canada basically useless. It’s high time people like you are ignored in favor of doing what’s right. And as far as America is concerned you would be speaking Russian if it wasn’t for us which people like you deserve so stuff it where the sun don’t shine.

          • NorthernCanuck

            You come across as the ultimate stereotype of the ‘Ugly American’ – ‘if we want it, we’ll just take it!’. Well, guess what? It isn’t going to work with us. We aren’t Iraqis, whom you can invade and bomb in order to steal their oil; we aren’t Afghanis, whose country you invaded to secure a valuable potential oil and natural gas pipeline route; and we are certainly not Iranians, whom I personally admire for standing up with fearless and patient dignity to your military crowding, bullying and bluster in the Gulf. It won’t work with Canada. You’ve wasted, despoiled, misused and drained your own water resources profligately and, instead of maturely considering your ways and changing them you simply expect us to despoil and disfigure our country with massive megaprojects that will also change our climate permanently. Screw you, you self-centred, bombastic and ignorant narcissist! Quit washing your cars so often, watering those Las Vegas golf courses and polluting-via-fracking, for a start – Canada doesn’t exist to enable your immature and self-centred life-style. You’d make a great socialist with that ‘what’s yours is mine’ worldview! We have a great country in Canada which we’ve stewarded with care – we are not about to wreck it for the likes of you.

          • JustanOguy

            Yes… stop watering those golf courses in Las Vegas and maybe all of the cheap Canadians that play those same courses would stop visiting.

          • Kristin Verleyen

            I agree with you. grass was from Europe originally. However Adolf your invasion of Canada idea really upsets us and yes, push to shove.

          • JustanOguy

            It was a joke… are you suggesting that joking around about rolling over Canada to take water is upsetting Canadians? Seriously?????

            Most Canadians that I know would laugh because they have a sense of humor.

            You obviously need to lighten up a little and relax.

          • Tina Fiedler

            You’re a good little tyrant. My apologies to Northern Canuck.

          • I, Serf

            A Grand Canal will only mean that we haven’t learned a thing. And a mighty few will be a lot more wealthy. Is that you? Will you have won the battle at the cost of the war? Or are you satisfied that simply you’ll be dead when catastrophe hits, your children be damned?

          • Kristin Verleyen

            God Bless America and thank God we our banks and airports are here when needed. How are the OIL slates going, using hmm.. using nuclear bombs to separate the oil from the slates. Did you know that Canada was first in to World war one and two , research, The only reason the Russians wanted Northern Canada was because they wanted to because we were in the way. First of all we do not whine. Second of all who is whinnying? The water does not run off, which was recognized in the 1970’s by the North American Water Pact and the isolated lakes in the Canadian Shield. are protected by continental climate control. Inland lakes.

          • Mark56868

            A pipeline from the Columbia River at Portland Oregon to the Colorado River above Lake Mead bypasses Canada. The Columbia River pours billions and trillions of gallons into the ocean…wasted…unused. We need to build this Portland OR to Lake Mead pipeline. Redistribution of water is the answer. We can redistribute oil in the Keystone Pipeline from Canada to Texas…and we MUST redistribute water from Portland Oregon to the Colorado River–Lake Mead. We all need to drink water, take an occasional shower, and flush our toilets….or we can go back to the days of corn cob dry wipes.

        • Tina Fiedler

          Except for one thing: it’s CANADA’S WATER, not anyone else’s. It’s up TO THEM what to do with it.

        • Bluecollarscholar

          Viper, REALLY! Put Canada at the bottom of food shipments. Who Do you think is going to become the New Bread basket of the world?! The REALITY of global warming will increase the growing season in Canada by leaps and bounds. Lastly the US and Canada formed the states of the Great Lakes to stop a supposed pipeline from there to California. If those arid areas will not learn to value the water they have, getting (what they believe is an unlimited supply) a new water source will not force them to learn a thing!

        • JustanOguy

          Maybe we should just roll into Canada and take over?

          It would only take about a day or two and be a lot cheaper.

          • Kristin Verleyen

            Hitler we will deal with you after Christmas.

          • JustanOguy

            Lighten up… it was a joke.

        • Canada is self-sufficient in food. In fact, the US is a major importer of Canadian food!

          You talk like a typical American imperialist, who feels entitled to the assets of the rest of the world.

          Surprise! To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, it’s twilight in America. You’ve used up most of your resources, bullied the rest of the world for theirs, and now your debt is out of control.

          The only thing propping American up right now is the petro-dollar: other countries need US$ in order to buy oil. This was the real reason behind the Iraq invasion — Saddam was going to sell Iraq oil in other currencies.

          Once other countries begin trading for oil in other currencies, all those petrodollars will fly home to roost, and hyper-inflation will result. The Chinese have already begun to “cash out” their $2-trillion hoard.

        • I, Serf

          Didn’t you read the article at all? Or may I surmise that you just didn’t comprehend it? Gosh your a bonehead.

        • Have to disagree about lower food prices globally. Why feed the world when we can’t even feed our own people first?

      • Michael Kierans

        Dear Mr. NorthernCanuck:
        One Question: What exactly do you mean by “our water”? This water that will be recycled by the GRAND Canal evaporates from the various oceans, floats in the stratosphere thousands of miles in the form of clouds, falls in the form of rains onto land, rivers and lakes, runs down rivers into James Bay and then is lost to Hudson Bay and eventually the Arctic Ocean. At what point in time does this water become “Canadian Water” and allow spoiled bullies like yourself to claim it as your own and deny it to Canadian farmers in the Canadian West and American farmers in the southwest trying to grow crops to feed our world. Just a question.

        And yes Tom Kierans is my father and I am very proud to have a father who unlike you can see beyond his nose.

        • NorthernCanuck

          Your father had his propsal firmly turnerd down by Canada and Canadians, even though he managed to line up a raft of elite, connected ‘insiders’ to back it. They could all certainly smell the money in water. Do you take us for utter fools? This ultimately was all about money – wealth for the elite insider backers and crippingly high water prices for everyone else forever. It becomes ‘Canadian water’ just as you did: when it is precipated into Canada. And, among many other things, by running off into Hudson’s Baty it significantly ameliorates our climate. But, hey, I’m glad you are proud of you father. I’m equally proud of the fact that his massive and grandiose geo-reengineeing plan got shot down in flames!

          • NorthernCanuck

            ‘spoiled bullies like yourself to claim it as your own’…now that phrase perfectly summarizes the entire GRAND Canal project from beginning to end! What Americans don’t realize is at ALL of your transferable US water supplies would be bindingly shipped on to MEXICO, there to be privately sold at high prices. That lost US water would be permanently replaced by tranferred CANADIAN water, also sold to you privately and at at high prices. It would be an irreversable ‘Federal Reserve’ scam in water, backed, set up and rigged by the controlling elite to bleed you dry and make them fabulously richer. And all IRREVERSABLE. Canadians quickly learned this and threw the whole proposal out. Americans are never told it – they figure they’ll just be adding Canadian water to their own existing domestic supplies. Why do you think this scheme had the backing of so many prominent Bilderbergers? They weren’t just going to supply you with expensive Canadian water, they hoped; they were also going to steal YOUR water and sell it on to Mexico! You should be thanking us north of the border that we scuppered this!

          • Michael Kierans

            Judging from the number and the vehemence of the comments to this article it is my opinion that there should be an ongoing dialogue between the federal governments of Canada and the United State about this problem. It is the single most important issue facing our generation of North Americans and what leadership do we have from our politicians? As far as I know nothing is happening because the politicians ( who are primarily interested in re-election ) are terrified of this ticking water bomb. If you are interested in joining a forum of concerned Americans and Canadians search the GRAND Canal on LinkedIn.

          • NorthernCanuck

            I’m constantly amazed by the aloof, out-of-touch arrogance of these GRAND Canal fantasists! They lost, after close scrutiny and debate, in the court of Canadian public opinion. And now that Americans are beginning to realize that this cockamamie mega-project will involve their water being taken in turn by the same Bilderberger-linked insiders to be sold on at a profit to Mexico – and that, once the massive infrastructure is in place, all this will be irreversable! – they realize that they’ll lose in the court of American public opinion, too. So what is their democratic response? The apparently indoctrinated son of the ‘visionary’ who suggested this now states that there ‘should be an ongoing dialogue between the federal governments of Canada and the United State about this problem.’! It’s not a ‘problem’! Canadians evidently want no part of this money-making elitist boondoggle, which would change the face of Canada and its climate for ever, and Americans simply won’t stand for their own water resources being taken from them thereafter to be sold on – for huge elitist insider private profits – to Mexico!

          • Alex K

            I too learned something entirely new today.. Thank You Mr Northern Canuck.. from an Aussie living abroad.. Information is the first step, then we can beat these fascist elites!

          • Mark56868

            Shut up about this stupid Grand Canal !!!!! A better idea.. that does not affect Canada…is build a water pipeline from the Mississippi….Missouri…..and/or Columbia Rivers… feed into the Colorado River upstream of Lake Mead. If this is not done they will shut off all toilet water……shut off all toilet water… and we all return to corn cob dry wipes !!!!!!!!!

          • Tina Fiedler

            I did not know this. Thanks for telling us. Not even the alternative online media has said anything.

          • D

            Thank you. I think the bilderbergers are the evil elite and I await my heavenly Father’s day of Judgement.

          • Here in the North East, New England area, Massachusetts to be specific, that “water stealing” has already happened. It is called the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority who has the power to steal town and cities water supplies just to supply Boston with water. And we have to pay TRIPLE TAXES on it!! So good for you Canada!! Stick to your “guns” and don’t let America bully you!!

        • Mark56868

          Canada has the right…as does any other country or claim water as their water because it absolutely is their land that the water rests on. That is why the southwest of the a United States should do one incredibly simple but a tad bit expensive thing to obtain water. Spend the money…spend the money…spend the money and build a pipeline from the Mississippi….Missouri…or my favorite the Columbia River. The Columbia River pours billions of gallons of water every second of every day into the ocean…..wasted. We can build a longer Keystone Pipeline…..and we should build a water pipe from Portland Oregon at the mouth of the Columbis River to somewhere upstream of Lake Mead near Las Vegas. This is simply redistributing water to where it is needed. Spend the money and get it done. We all enjoy drinking water, having a bath. and flushing toilets……or would you prefer a dirt hole in your back yard and a revival of corn cob dry wipes ?????

      • Ruspert

        History shows that ,treaties are made to benefit the participants at the time and then broken when one or more of the participants find it to be obstructive to the present needs or future plans.. Water rights are of the same nature and an illusion of water security. In time of great need it too will be broken.

    • Gaston

      this way, instead of depleting only the U.S. lakes and rivers, you would also deplete all the lakes and rivers of North America, and we would die of thirst only a few years later. This time, instead of only the U.S. dying, the whole of North America. BIG DEAL! How about a Solution that would allow the lakes and rivers levels to re-INCREASE instead of DECREASE.

    • Uhm, have you bothered to talk to any real Canadians about such a project? Despite getting raped by NAFTA, I think you’ll find most Canadians would not let such a thing happen.

      Plus, Hudson Bay is salt water. The US has plenty of seawater available — why take it from Canada?

    • Jenjen8

      You ALMOST have the right idea on the grand canal.Almost nearly but not quite hardly !!! Instead…build a water pipeline from the Mississippi…..Missouri…..and/or the Columbia River……..and supply water to the Colorado River somewhere above Lake Mead. This will cost a pretty penny……but the alternative is no toilet water … toilet water and a return to the days of the corn cob dry wipe.

  • 2Gary2

    good thing I live by the great lakes–no shortage of water here!

    • 4libertarian

      Gary, I too live within 50 miles of Lake Michigan. Have you missed the many articles that point out how the great lakes are at their lowest level in recorded history? Have you been to the shoreline recently? Hate to break it to you, but there is a shortage of water where you live.

      • 2Gary2

        there is still a lot of water. In addition to lake MI simply go to lake Superior. We used to go the the apostle islands. There is no shortage of water in this area.

        I have been to the shore and in the Milwaukee area it pretty much looks like it always did,

        • NorthernCanuck

          Gary, lake levels vary in each of the Great Lakes but, as I recollect, in at least three of them they are measurably down. I live right on the Canadian shore of Lake Ontario and the lake level here has been substantially below the normal, previous lake-level water marks on the rocks for the whole of this summer. Even with the heavy rains and some occasional heavy snow this winter, the lake level is still below its past average. The creeks flowing into Lake Ontario are at best half full and were sometimes reduced to a fraction of past flow during this past summer. The Great Lakes are a precious water resource we need to protect as well and as much as we can!

          • Michael Kierans

            So perhaps a little re-cycled water from Lake James would be just what the Great Lakes needs to stabilze water levels which have been trending down for the last 20 years. What do you think NC?

          • NorthernCanuck

            Michael, I realize that you have a passion for your father’s ‘visionary’ idea but it is utterly and completely unworkable and potentially disastrous on far too many levels.
            One thing, with all due respect, that neither you nor he ever seem to fully take into account is that the fresh water pouring into James Bay from 20 or so rivers is not ‘wasted’ at al, as you put itl – it acts as a major moderating force in Canada’s climate. Without it our summer and winter temperatures and growing season would be severely and permanently affected for the worst. And that’s before the major and permanent disfiguring effect this mega-construction would have on Canada.

            Then we get into the climatic impact that that GRAND Canal and NAWAPA projects combined (since the first would compel the other) on the continent’s climate and land use as a whole – no one can calculate this in advance on what is essentially a massive and irreversable project designed to re-engineer the whole continent’s river systems.

            To answer your question specifically, I’m sure that you are aware that an existing agreement allows the US to withdraw any Great Lakes water accruing in excess of the average annual rainfall. So your suggestion would just be a back-door method of constructing the Grand Canal infrastructure right up gto the Great Lakes, knowing that the Rafferty-Alameda dam has already been constructed in south-eastern Saskatchewan apparently expressly for the purposed of holding this transferred water prior to its being canaled down into the States. No go on that! We’ve seen all of these suggestions and surreptitious back-door maneuvers before!.
            All this project would practically end up doing, as his host of elite Bilderberger-linked backers promptly realized, would be to give them total and private control of this massive continental water-reengineering and -transfer scheme, which they could then utilize as a never-ending flow of ‘liquid gold’ to enrich themselves astronomically!

    • Tex May

      I wouldn’t count on the Great Lakes although it sounds like a much better solution for the mid term than the the so called American Redoubt.

      I’d be looking for land on the western slopes of Oregon, Washington or British Columbia where it rains 5 months of every year. But try and stay out of the mud slide prone valleys and flood plains of the Cascadian volcanoes.

      • Tex May

        In spite of the lefties and dope smoking hippies.

  • JW

    Hey, this problem is political. We have very bad politics in the U.S. I would go so far as to say total failure.

    As for major water projects environmentalists have been attacking them since the 1950’s in the name of nature conservation. Silly people. As if anyone desperate for a glass of water is going to care if a fish gets any.

    I believe there has not really been a major water project proposed in the U.S. since NAWAPA was put to rest by the environmentalists. If you want to get an idea of what NAWAPA might mean you can find the globalized version over at Lyndon Larouche’s website LAROUCHEPAC. He has been pushing this idea for years.

    Hopefully, when the water shortage gets bad enough there will be a backlash against the political sensibilities of the last 50 years. Then something may be done. Remember, in most people’s immediate view what is good for the environment is likely bad for them. So when things get bad enough environmentalist scruples will go. (Along with all other scruples too.)

    We manage everything in this country by crisis and don’t do anything well. The reason is too many established interests will get hurt. Only when things are bad enough to (partially) push them aside will anything be done.

    • NorthernCanuck

      What arrogance! NAWAPA would involve flooding the entire length of the trench between the Canadian Rockies to a depth of at least several fleet, all in order to facilitate the flow of water from Alaska rivers down through this Rocky Mountain ‘natural canal’ to the US. That’s OUR territory. You didn’t win the War of 1812 with Canada, remember? You don’t own us and you can’t arrogantly dispose of our territory as you wish to suit your own ends. Why don’t you start by closing down Las Vegas first and leaving its daily consumption of water in Lake Mead?

      • I’m right there with you, NorthernCanuck, but as long as Harper is in power (six out of ten of us voted against him!), it may well be true that the US does “own” Canada.

  • D


    • NorthernCanuck

      Not a possibility anyway. All of the state governors and Provincial premiers whose territories abut onto the Great Lakes have signed agreements mutually forbidding permanent diversions of water from any of these lakes. This is also the subject of an existing treaty between the US and Canada. Why don’t you folks in the States have a world with the guys who run HAARP instead – you’d probably get better results from them than by trying to factor in diverted Great Lakes water as part of your solution. And, as a lingering consequence of the threatening overhand of the GRAND Canal project, the same governors and premiers just recently mutually tightened up those agreements!

      • D

        Canuck, I was aware of the agreement between the states and provinces but was under the impression that this agreement could not be upheld in court because states cannot enter into legally enforceable treaties with other countries.

        If there is a formal treaty between the two countries banning diversion as you say than that is wonderful because there is no reason to drain the Great Lakes to continue supporting an unsustainable system. I am just not aware that one exists, what is its name?

  • Syrin

    Anyone seen Sam Kinnison’s bit about ending starvation in Africa? It partly applies here.

  • Mondobeyondo

    Here in the desert Southwest (Phoenix, Arizona), we are acutely aware of how important water is to our survival. Well, most of us. The developers and golf course planners don’t care. They’re looking for easy money. Build a new subdivision, a new golf course, and rake in the profits.
    Phoenix, and to some extent Tucson and other Arizona cities, draw much of their water from the CAP (Central Arizona Project), a canal that taps into the Colorado River. Las Vegas almost totally relies on Lake Mead for its water supply. For those who don’t know, the Colorado River flows into Lake Mead (created by Hoover Dam). The Colorado is drying up. Tucson also relies on underground well water, so that may save it. Not so for Phoenix.. Cities like Las Vegas and Phoenix will be ghost towns in the next 100 years.

  • BonusGift

    The simple solution would have been not to expand the US population by roughly 100 million people (and counting) by throwing open the borders (against the will of the vast majority population I might add). Can you imagine how things like this or the “energy crisis”, etc. would be if we just exported the interlopers. Well, we’d be net energy exporters for one, no water crisis in the West or Southwest, fewer failing schools, etc. etcetera.
    Demography (by importing and subsidizing people that cannot support a first world economy or country) and infinite population growth will always end in civil war and tears, and, yes, a lack of basic resources like water.

  • chilller

    GM water coming?

  • kgari

    Move to Fiji

  • peaceangel

    Michael, I worked with Sonny and Mary Bono to try to save the Salton Sea and I can tell you first hand that Sonny had some very unusual ways of getting Congress to listen to a Junior member whom the dinosaurs NEVER listen to—-in fact the dinos tell you how to vote if you want a future in politics from day one. And NO ONE cared or listened and this is the reason Mary continued to run for Congress until she finally realized she has to be a Bilderburger or a dinosaur to effect any change and then she realized the path they are on is not reversible without some serious civilian awareness, participation, etc. But she stays because like me she wants to know day to day what these guys who run the world are doing. She has two kids who are her world along with her hot drummer husband.

    I traveled California with Ralph Nader in the 70’s preaching about this coming and begging them to build desalt plants which today are too expensive to run, but WOULD have made a difference four decades ago when we had the money to build them. Nobody cared. It was like they already had a totally different plan which was the case in hindsight.

    In the past ten years our aquifers have been purchased from the federal government who did not own them by the Bush families and their Saudi friends and by T.Boone Pickens who I know pretty well and who is a Builderburger and Skull and Bonesmen and also by Warren Buffet and Bill Gates, the Walton families, the Rockefellers, the Roosevelts, all of whom are Bilderburgers and the PLAN is to stop the flow of water long before the rivers and the lakes all dry up. They will not let that happen. It does not serve their future plans. They are in a rush to create the NWO.

    • 2Gary2

      some advice-do not enroll in the Sonny Bono school of ski lessons!

      • hungry4food

        by the comment above one could think Sonny was forced to hit that TREE skiing

    • JustanOguy

      T. Boone Pickens is a Skull and Bonesman? You have to go to Yale to become a member of the Skull and Bones.

      George H.W. Bush and George Bush are Skull and Bonesman.

      T. Boone never went to Yale.

      Buying aquifers? Do you mean buying water rights? You can buy the rights for using supplies of acre feet of water. There is an open market to do so… Just do some research.

      Our family has owned the rights to use a certain amount of acre feet of groundwater for years and didn’t buy those rights from the Federal Government…. and we are not members of the Skull and Bones or have ever been invited to attend a Bilderberg Meeting… Lol.

      Buying the rights to use a certain amount of groundwater in the Western States is a good investment… nothing wrong with that and all you have to do is go out and find a seller.

      • Kristin Verleyen

        Mr. no I think , Adolf, I hope the do not let you represent U.S.A.. There are good people in the U.S. shame on you for your declaration of war on Chanda..

    • quinny D

      The salton sea was man made

    • Mark56868

      I don’t know who you are..or what you know. WHY are desalination plants too expensive today. A loaf of bread costs more today than 20 years ago also !!! If you knew anything…you would know the BRAND NEW water solution for Catalina Island 26 miles off the Caif coast is their own BRAND NEW desalination plant !!!! For the rest of us in Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas…etc…..the solution is a water pipeline from the Columbua River at Portland a Oregon….to somewhere upstream of Alake Mead on the Colorado River. This needs to be done or we can return to the days of no toilet water and corn cob dry wipes !!!!!!

    • Jenjen8

      The only NWO…(new world order) is predict is return to the days of corn cob dry wipes when our toilet water is shut down.

  • If you Google Thomas Kierans GRAND Canal you will find links to the Wikipedia Article about this proposal. I truly is a solution to the problem. But Canada and the US have to work together on continental water management.

    • NorthernCanuck

      ‘But Canada and the US have to work together on continental water management’ – says who? You? Canadians killed your father’s GRAND Canal scheme when it was first mooted and they realized that what it would practically mean would be the use of massive amounts of public money to build the infrastructure that would enable the private Bilderberg-linked backers of the GRAND Canal company to make a permanently-flowing fortune out of selling CANADIAN water to Americans (while, through its subsequent linkage with NAWAPA, US water resources could be then fully harnessed to be sent to MEXICO for private sale at high prices). Canadian water permanently diverted, US water permanently diverted, perpetual mega-profits for the Bilderbergers backing it. Another fine-sounding permanent ‘benefit’ from the same crowd who brought you the insider-profiting privately-owned Federal Reserve system!

    • Whenever anyone says “Canada and the US have to work together,” I immediately know the nationality of the speaker and what they mean by “together.”

      Like the recent SPP, which would have put Canadian and US armed forces under common control by… you guessed it… an American general.

      Whenever the world’s biggest bully says, “We need to work together,” what they really mean is, “Turn around, bend over, and let me work on you.”

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  • UmustbeKidding

    The Sky is Falling The Sky Is Falling Bah Haa Ha

    • markthetruth

      Wrong!!! NOT enough RAIN is FALLING From the SKY is The Problem. And If it does it’s not in the right place.

      the end…,

  • SamColt

    In other news. the Dow is at an all time high! We are rolling in the dough.

  • GMOgoneWILD


    • Tex May

      I’ll drink to that!

  • WashingtomusPrime

    For years people have been blaming the US about the Colorado River delta in Mexico. Saying that we have run the river dry. We have a compact with Mexico and guarantee a certain amount of water delivery to them. Please look at GoogleEarth or Google maps just south of Yuma AZ. Mexico has a diversion dam there where they remove all of the water from the river for irrigation. There is no water in the delta because they choose not to send it there.

    However water demand in the Southwestern US is outstripping the supply that the Colorado can provide, and the Ogallala aquifer in most places have been overdeveloped and will take decades to centuries to recover (if all pumping ceases).

  • markthetruth

    The Market is Burning ” OUT OF CONTROL ”

    Water,water, water, we can’t put it out , Help Before everyone gets Burnt.

    They Will need to use alot of Water to Put out the Fire Bernanke Lite on the Stock Market.

    the end…

  • Rancher

    If anyone really thinks they can stop all this they are truly fools. Mankind has always ruined a good thing once they got it going. History….

    Your only real chance is to prepare and join a group to endure the wrath we are bringing down on ourselves. After the great die off nature can and will cleanse itself ans cleanse itself from most of us as well.

  • Sb

    The real problem that has caused this problem and every other problem is the fact that there are to many people on this planet. And realistically there is nothing that can be done or will be done about it. Every year the global population grows and every year every problem we have with our planet, and in society, worsens. I believe all the good sounding recovery ideas and plans to our global and economic problems are just that…good “sounding” ideas.

  • M

    Which is why the facist Bush family bought land in Paraguay that’s situated over, I believe, the largest aquifer in South America. Or, at least, the largest in Paraguay. Guess they have info ahead of time that most of us don’t.

  • rat28

    The biggest water shortage threat is happening in the Middle Eastern countries.. They are fast running out of water and with record population growth.. The next big war will be among them.

  • Paul Rowlandson

    If it gets too hard and you have had enough, you can stop eating and drinking. After 72 hours, you will fall into a coma and not wake up. I know a man who put on his best clothes and went to bed. We found him that way.

    • DiscouragedOne

      That is really sad, I hope it does not come to that.

  • Ralfine

    Nothing to worry about. Buy some more guns, a new aircraft carrier, and have a new war somewhere.

    The remaining water you can use for fracking oil.

  • NorthernCanuck

    Michael Kierans? Would your Dad be Tom Kierans, the man who first mooted this idea? – unsuccessfully, thank goodness! He certainly didn’t gain much traction among his fellow-Canadians nor, as I recollect, with the Cree whose land and cooperation would be vital in this. To find out how Canadians actually feel about the ‘benefits’ of this looting of Canadian water, Google ‘Maud Barlow, NAFTA, water transfers’ or Maud Barlow, water, GRAND Canal’.

    • NorthernCanuck

      Tom Kierans reportedly put the failure of his plan down to “some misinformed environmentalists and news media”! Now there’s arrogance for you. Those who opposed it were only too-well informed, as againsdt the coterie of elitists, Bilderbergers and assorted insiders who appeared to be the main backers of Kieran’s GRAND Canal scheme. Or did he mean that other Canadians were ‘misinformed’ just because they opposed him?

  • hungry4food

    This might seem a little cold but It would seem to me that
    the USA should stop trying to feed the world if it is going to harm the USA
    People .

    • Oh, I wish!

      There is nothing altruistic about the doublespeak phrase “feed the world.” For a real eye-opener, watch the documentary, “Schooling the World, the White Man’s Last Burden.”

      It’s all about money and control, not some kind desire to feed people who were already doing quite well by themselves, before the US decided they would be happier in sweatshop factories than in subsistence farming.

  • markthetruth

    20 Months of Water Consumption for Fracking in the U.S. is appx. 65 BILLION GALLONS. And Growing.

    “We Destroy One Natural Resource To Get Another”

    the end…

    • jo6pac

      Yep but we can live without gas but water not so much.

    • Mark56868

      Speaking of natural resources…when there is no water to flush toilets we can start using corn cobs…….dry wipes.

  • Mr.

    We can take the water from the oceans, get the salt out, there you go; however what do we do with the salt is another problem. This will also counter the rising sea levels.

    • Justin Case

      We dump the salt back into the oceans. The oceans are big and will not be a problem. If you believe in that fairytale called global warming then you believe that fresh water is pouring into the oceans. Removing freshwater from the oceans will solve the problem. Anyways, only an idiot believes in global warming or a water crisis.

  • MeMadMax

    “Scientists will find a solution”….

    Dude, the solutions already exist…
    It’s getting the elite to release the manufactured water crisis that will finally bring about the mass construction of water purification facilities…

  • atty jose g. gutierrez

    forest destruction is the major cause of water depletion. by this, the best way to prevent future water shortages is to plant as many trees as we can and give 100% protection to the existing forest we have on earth. all vacant lands whether titled to an individual or not should be planted with trees. the duty to plant should be made as a right, therefore, owners of registered undeveloped lands can not complain and assert their rights of ownership. once a tree is planted, the same cannot be anymore cut or uprooted. like human being, the tree must be protected by law in order for it to freely grow, if we are serious about preventing future water shortage, we have to adopt this measure.

    • Justin Case

      I cut down about 30 very large pine trees on my land and have at least 17 more to go. The land was very heavily wooded and unusable so I took a scorched Earth approach to it. Once I removed all the old growth trees and useless undergrowth I replanted with smaller fruit trees and have several acres of pasture. We turned one acre into an ATV and dirt bike track as we do not want all the gas and oil that leaks from them to contaminate our corn crops. The only tree I wish I could have saved was a grandfather oak but it was smack dab in the middle of the property and right in the path of my RC planes so it had to go. You should have seen the trunk, it was about 4 feet think at the very base as I measured it once I cut it down. Anyways, I don;t agree with your idea of land management. I’m a shining example of how I took useless old growth land and did something fun with it.

    • ozzythaman

      i agree, solution is to plant trees, there is plenty of moisture in the air and reserves in the oceans, and plants hold that moisture and create more moist environments which allow for more available streams.

  • H8TheFed

    The great die off approaches. I’ll bet the human population will be a fraction of what it is today by the end of this century.

  • RogerB

    A paleolithic mind, medieval organisations and divine technology – > recipe for disaster!

  • NorthernCanuck

    The US has NAFTA rights to our tarsands oil and that pipeline fulfils those rights. We have more than mixed feelings about the tarsands projects in Canada, BTW – they employ a lot of people, bring wealth into the country, contribute to our energy independence, etc but they also appear to cause real health issues, pollution and massive despoilment. So it’s a mixed blessing.

  • NorthernCanuck

    Guys, I want to stress one thing. We are not selfish anti-Americans up here. The vast majority of us appreciate Americans as good neighbours and friends. We have a lot of sympathy for your current predicaments in water, weather, the economy and politics, and we share both the continent and the effects of what happens to you in the US. As good neighbours should have, there’s a huge fund of goodwill towards the US, the more so because we live close to you and see your weaknesses as well as your strengths and still genuinely appreciate you as friends and neighbours. So we probably are your most steadfast partners and allies. It doesn’t help though, particularly on a subject as sensitive as this to Canadians, to have Americans telling us what we ‘should do’ or ‘ought to do’ just because it would be good for Americans. Believe me, that approach gets zero sympathy north of the border. Bear in mind that once we permit large scale water transfers to the US we lose control of those under NAFTA. It’s then perpetual and subject to increase and equal sharing. To be able to share water in those quantities would involve changing the face of our country and its climate to a degree you can’t even begin to conceive but which we can. We know that big money and the goal of unified North American integration and control are pushing this and that a small handful of elitists will get very rich indeed, generationally rich, from the endless stream of ‘liquid gold’ which would result and that the price of this privatized water would constantly skyrocket for everyone. We know that they were willing to engineer a breakup of Canada and a civil war to attain this (See ‘Breakup: The Coming End Of Canada And The Stakes For America’, itself written by a senior ex-Rockefeller employee, which describes that process in chilling detail). We know that they planned to steal OUR water and YOURS, too (to sell on to Mexico), and that they’ve never given up on this glittering goal. So now we are always really vigilant in this area. Can you honestly blame us?

  • Justin Case

    I think this water crisis thing is BS. We have water filters to make most of the water drinkable and what the filters miss the chlorine will get. Most of this water crisis talk is being done by the same group of people pushing climate change and the other party involved are those who have monetary goals in mind. Companies want to force us off of our private wells and force us on city or county water supply. My water is some of the best water and it is 100% free besides the electric to pump it. I routinely fill up our 7,000 gallon pool and empty it onto the ground which then flows back through the ground and down to the water table. If water is scarce in Africa or other parts of the world then that is not my problem and I just don’t care. Let them fix their own problems without trying to make me responsible for it.

  • NorthernCanuck

    Thanks for your courtesy in forwarding the link to that interesting article. You’re right about the bottled water ‘product’ exception, as things currently stand; I was responding more to the ‘bulk water exports’ aspect and the putative China agreement. From the Canadian side, Ontario and Quebec are the two heavyweight Provinces in the Canadian Confederation and both would continue to be vehemently and staunchly opposed to bulk Great Lakes water exports. The Canadian federal government has learned to its cost in the past not to try to override these two Provinces, particularly on issues where they stand united. And since they often have historically acted as protectors of the smaller Provinces against the federal government they probably would have their reciprocal support lined up, too. If the Canadian government as a result wasn’t in agreement, the US government would be unable to make any further or arbitary changes in terms of Great Lakes water exports. Since the Canadian Provinces and the neighbouring US states are standing shoulder-to-shoulder on these issues, let just hope they close this ‘product’ export loophole fast! More worrying to Canadians, though, has been the fact that NAFTA contains a similar exception clause permitting the export of ‘containerized’ Canadian water…..on which, for obvious reasons, I won’t elaborate!

    • DiscouragedOne

      I live in Michigan so you are preaching to the choir here. I knew about the bottled water since I live here, so I looked for an article about it. I could not be more against exporting Great Lakes water anywhere, and in spite of Gary2’s ignorance, the lake levels are definitely down (I think people who live on Lake Superior all their lives know a bit more about it a dolt like him, and they are saying it has never been like this). What I also worry about are the corrupt people, we certainly have enough of them in this state. The people up north are pretty much salt of the earth though, and I know they are watching. As the water crisis gets worse and there is more and more money to be made and people screaming for water, well…it won’t be pretty.

  • frodersf

    Read the Blood Red Moon prophecies. A good number of us will be gone in a few years then water consumption should slow down a little.

  • markww

    NO WHERE does the man tell you that all the rivers have dams up and down them and do not release waters. They are full if you look at the pool levels. The Colorado river has 14 of them.

  • greatwavesofchange dot org, great book, learn how to navigate these difficult times and the times to is pretty daunting but a really good heads up and it is free.

  • haryflashmanhigson

    What happened to my long comment??? Wasit moderated form some reason??Why??

  • NorthernCanuck

    GRAND Canal is NAWAPA’s ‘evil twin’ – one diverts water on the east side of the continent and the other floods the Canadian Rockies trench to divert water on the western side of the continent. Oh, and did he mention that the massive and continuing mega-profits resulting from this wholesale reordering of the continent’s water systems would end up in Bilderberger-linked insider pockets, that no one knows what effect it would permanently have on the climate of the continent as a whole, and that while massive amounts of Canadian water would be diverted into the US equally massive amounts of US water would then be diverted into Mexico? All permanently and all for private profit! From the same folks who gave you the privately-owned mega-profit generating Federal Reserve system you’d be getting the privately-owned mega-profit generating ‘Water Reserve system’ – and permanently and irreversably losing your own US water supplies and paying more for imported Canadian water into the bargain! This Canadian ‘visionary’ has had his ‘vision’ tossed out by practical and perceptive Canadians. It appears that an attempt is now being made to resuscitate it and drum up support for it via the US ‘back door’. You were fooled once on the Federal Reserve – don’t be disastrously fooled again by this fine-sounding Bilderberger-backed ‘Water Reserve’ scheme, which has the globalist elite salivating already at the prospect of outright ownership of perpetual streams of ‘liquid gold’, YOUR water and OURS!

  • Eco minded Californian

    Wow, cant believe all the rederic in the comments below. We need a water canal from Canada to the US like we need another hole in our heads. Although i do believe in global solutions.
    Waste, greed and over population are the reasons we Americans are looking at a water short fall.
    The American people need to ask them selves. Are we willing to keep on our current path of wasteful use of our precious resources.
    Or are we willing change our ways of life to help protect these natural recources.
    Make those who want to use excessive amounts of our natural resources for there own pleasure and profit PAY.

    Las Vegas is just one example of waste and greed at the hands of profiteers including our own government.

    Use better farming techniques and practices.

    No more tropical gardens in the desert.

    Re use, recycle

    First needs drinking, sanitation, sustainable foods. everything else falls below that line of what we need.

    The days of washing your car in your drivways or watering your beautiful flower gardens are soon to be a thing of the past.
    Flushing toilets with perfectly good drinking water! Really we Americans cant figure out a better way.

    I know we can. Start charging more for excesive use and you will see how fast people figure it out.

    The answers are staring us in our face its up to us to decide what we are going to do about it.

  • NorthernCanuck

    Typical poorly-educated bombast! If Canadians don’t want to sell their water, you can’t buy. Now I know that the method typically espoused by Americans like you is just to simply go in and steal what you can’t obtain easily (as in, ‘That’s our oil there, it just happens to be beneath your country’s sand!’) but that approach won’t work with Canada. Understand that now, you one-string simpleton? As for ‘tyrant’ in Iran, have you counted recently the freedoms that your own presidents have been busily stripping from you? How does it feel to be felt up by your government at the airport, Rambo? For you, I’m sure it feels good!

  • Tina Fiedler

    Good for the Cree- that is awesome.

  • daniMyl

    It’s still possible for individuals to minimize the impact of the coming changes to our world, but primarily we have to understand that our past is not going to be a useful reference point for the reality of the future. Our entire civilization is at risk now and it will take real determination on the part of many millions of people to find a way forward that isn’t a descent into a more outright tyranny than anything we’ve seen before. Search Great Waves of Change for more information.

  • NorthernCanuck

    Tina, you’re more than welcome! The more Americans, as well as Canadians, who are aware of the elite agenda behind these huge (not to say ‘monstrous’) attempts to re-engineer our entire continent’s water system the better. 🙂

  • NorthernCanuck

    I think that, again with Michael’s kind indulgednce, this short and highly pertinent March 8th, 2012 Canadian House of Commons speech by Elizabeth May, MP, on the proposed Canada Water Preservation Act (Bill C-267), might prove very informative here. She deals in it with GRAND Canal, Canada’s fresh water resources and bulk water tranfers in a very clear and knowledgeable fashion.

    (US readers might be surprised to learn from this speech, among other things, that Canada only has 9% of the world’s renewable water, while the U.S. has 6%. We don’t actually have that much more fresh water than you already do!)

    “Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, the issue today is critical. Fresh water is the source of all forms of life on earth. The protection and conservation of fresh water are political issues of the 21st century. Seen from space, Canada has one of the largest supplies of water in the world, but on the ground the situation is very different. Our water consumption is concentrated in a specific geographic area: 60% of our watercourses flow to the north of the country, but over 90% of the population is concentrated along the southern border.

    As custodians of 9% of the planet’s renewable water resources, we have a moral obligation to preserve them for our generation and future generations. Thank God this is an issue on which there is consensus. For example, in the throne speech of November 19, 2008, the government said: “To ensure protection of our vital resources, our Government will bring in legislation to ban all bulk water transfers or exports from Canadian freshwater basins.”

    We had that commitment before. I spoke of the Speech from the Throne in 2008.

    When I worked many years ago, as part of the previous government of Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, that was the last time Canada took a comprehensive look at our water resources. The federal water policy, which remains the only federal water policy passed to this date, was passed in 1987. The Government of Canada committed to a federal water policy, which included that we would ban bulk water exports. Yet we stand here, more than 20 years later, without that prohibition.

    I am very grateful to my friend for the introduction of Bill C-267, which ascribes in every respect to the best possible approach to how to ban the transfer of bulk water from one basin to another. I am aware, and I thank my friend, the member for Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound, for a similar bill, Bill C-383. I would wish we had the ability to blend the two. However, there is no question that Bill C-267 responds to the issue in a way in which it must be responded.

    The bill respecting the preservation of Canada’s water resources before us this evening deals with the issue in terms of the inter-basin transfer of water. There are five major drainage basins for all of the water of Canada. If we think about it, it is very logical and intuitive. All our water drains toward larger areas. The five major drainage basins are the Arctic Ocean, Hudson Bay, the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean and even the Gulf of Mexico from which our Great Lakes drain toward the south. These are the five major drainage basins and it is to these drainage basins that Bill C-267 speaks by prohibiting the inter-basin transfer of water, prohibiting the massive transfer of water in bulk.

    This is critical because Bill C-383 is quite similar to a previous government legislation, Bill C-26. It dealt only with boundary and transboundary water. It is important for us to remember that when we are looking at boundary and transboundary water, we are looking at 10% of Canada’s water resources. In other words, 90% of Canada’s water resources are found in basins that could not be defined as boundary or transboundary water. As such, the acts we will be looking at later in this session, the International Boundary Waters Treaty Act and the International River Improvement Act, are certainly laudable, but fall far short of what we need, which is why if it were possible to include the provisions of both bills together, we would have stronger legislation.

    I do not have quite the same concern as the hon. member for Nickel Belt about the fact that it is left to regulations to describe a drainage basin. There is no question, however, since there really are five drainage basins for Canada and they are well known and are a matter of scientific fact, that it certainly would be wise to include them when the bill goes to committee and comes to amendment. That would leave no wiggle room for some sort of political fix that would deny the hydrogeology of Canada’s land mass to try to say that there was something other than five major drainage basins. It is a scientific fact that is what there is.

    We have always had the threat when we look at the transfer of basin water from one to the other. The most grandiose of these schemes was put forward repeatedly in the early 1980s. The grand canal scheme was the idea that we would move water from one basin, the Hudson Bay drainage basin, and put it into pipelines to ship down to the U.S. That grand canal scheme would not be at all affected by private member’s Bill C-383, which deals with boundary and transboundary water. However, it would be completely caught by Bill C-267, which speaks to the key issue, and that is the removal of water in bulk.

    Under the interpretation and definition section of the bill, it states, “removal of water in bulk” means the removal of water, whether it has been treated or not, from the major drainage basin in which the water is located by any means of diversion that includes a pipeline, canal, tunnel, aqueduct or channel”, which is a perfect way of ensuring the grand canal scheme never happens, “or by any other means of diversion by which more than 50,000 litres of water per day is removed from major drainage basin”.

    This speaks to ecological realities. It is not a political statement of a boundary. It speaks to the key issue, which is how do we ensure that we do not commit a serious and egregious error in which Canada’s water is moved from one basin to another. We think we are a water-rich nation, but the reality is we only have 9% of the world’s renewable water, the U.S. has 6%. We are roughly in the same territory. For all the water we have, what we have is precious and we have to protect it.

    The other reason for this legislation does not come from an ecological threat. It comes from the reality of NAFTA. We have a situation where under the North American Free Trade Agreement, should we allow a single transaction of the shipment of water in bulk from one drainage basin to the other, particularly from one drainage basin in Canada for sale in the United States, we would then have turned a tap on and would be simply impossible under the terms of NAFTA to turn off.

    The reason one could say that water is not covered under NAFTA is that water in its natural state in natural water bodies and water courses is not a good in trade. The minute we make that a good in trade, then the taps are open everywhere.

    It is critical that Canada protects our water sources by prohibiting the transfer of water in bulk, prohibiting its sale, prohibiting water in its natural state from ever being seen as a good in commerce.

    One last reason why the legislation is essential is we may feel awash in water, but the impact of the climate crisis, as the previous member has mentioned, will have its primary initial impact on reducing our access to water, its quality and its quantity. That is why I am so very proud to stand as the member of Parliament for Saanich—Gulf Islands and as the leader of the Green Party of Canada to speak, to plead that the House lives up to the commitments that were made in 1987 in the federal water policy and to the commitment of the current Prime Minister in the Speech from the Throne of 2008 to ban bulk water exports.

    We need to take precautionary measures now. I plead with all members of the House to ensure that Bill C-267 lives up to the promises of generations to protect our fresh water in our country.”

  • JustanOguy


    Your quote concerning Lake Mead is nothing “recent”. The Author is using information from an old study that was performed back around 2010 after the last decade long drought that tends to hit the region every 40 years or so. It was more of a “what if” the drought continues study that was done where you are getting the “Scientists predict that there is a 50% chance Lake Mead will be dry by 2025” statement.

    (Sure… if the drought were to continue until 2025 back when that study was done in 2010.)

    Since that OUTDATED study done back in 2010:

    The Lake Mead water level went from about 1,081 feet above sea level to the current level of about 1,122 feet above sea level or a PLUS gain of about 41 feet.

    Considering how large Lake Mead is, that’s a lot of water.

    And normally… Spring runoff of the snow in the Rockies where the majority of the water comes from does not start to begin until late April.

    Still a ways to go for full capacity since the drought took place but droughts in the Southwest Region do happen. The plus side of the drought is that Las Vegas now uses less water then it did in the 1990’s which is pretty hard to believe since the population doubled in the same time period.

    That’s due to all of the measures taken to reduce water waste that are still…. and will probably remain… in effect indefinitely.

    Be careful what studies you are taking statements from since they could be “what if” studies.

    2011 was a great year for melting snow runoff into the Colorado River. 2012 was not great… 2013 is not bad for the current snow levels but it could be better. (Not officially over yet.)

    Certainly not as bad as the years in the 2000’s when the drought was taking place that study was being based on.

    Two to three very good years of snow in the Rockies in a row and that “what if” study is nothing but a bad memory.

  • Consumicide

    Cloud seeding to increase precipitation is now being used globally.. big time in the west and big time in Texas. Look into it.

    Not only that, the big multinational water companies are buying water rights up — vivendi, veolia, nestle.. .

  • connie

    This will be the result of the abuse of man of the natural resources that God has given man. Man playing God is the worst that could happen in this planet….

  • Ever wonder what the true reason for our water shortage is? It is because of all the building going on in our country, all the roads, pavements, concrete, homes, skyscrapers that are blocking natural rainfall to seep into the ground. Solution? Destroy abandoned buildings, airports, and whatever else may be blocking the natrual seepage.

  • James

    Man will shine and figure it out, I have no doubt.

  • The end is nigh, signs are being shown, have Faith and this too has to come to pass, turn to the Lord Jesus and spread the gospel of truth……because we are at the end of the world, this water drying up is a sign, so prayers needed!!!!

  • Mary

    If every meat eater would cut their consumption in half, perhaps we could make a difference. We need to understand how much water is required to grow the feed for the pork and beef when the rains are insufficient, how much water to keep cows and pigs hydrated
    and how much water is required to clean the places and spaces where they are housed, slaughtered, and butchered in preparation for sale in grocery stores.

  • dave

    Not all would die, of course. The NWO, while a conspiracy theory, yes…if it does exist, would certainly make sure of this.
    So long as everybody gets to do as they please, with all the personal freedom of sixteenth century settlers, combined with our advanced technology,and our profound knowledge of how to exploit our environment…we are heading for hard times.
    Not all would die, and the technology, plus our accrued knowledge.. would not be lost.
    Not if the NWO happens…but if it doesn’t, we will fight, lose it all, and repeat this cycle perhaps some thousands of years from now. All the while questioning how this advanced race, that so scarred the known earth, and lived so well, managed to perish with the resources they had on hand.
    There very probably is no god, but there are physics, and technology.

    Long live the NWO,

  • dstaab

    Mans foolishness is called geo-engineering – the manipulation of weather (yes you can google it – David Kieth – and weather manipulation – no tin foil hats allowed). Geo-engineering has been label as the boon to save humanity from Gores great global warming scam. The truth is, geo-engineering has been proven to have the opposite effect on the environment, water, soil, and air quality. According to David Keith – one of the so-called premier geo engineers – “some will win – some will lose in getting rain” – one of the effects of geo-engineering on our daily lives is indicated in the body of this article.

    With their ability to control and steer weather where they want – areas of the West are repeatedly denied water from rain and snow – water that is needed to avert this calamity indicated in this article.

    The cost of the amount of aluminum being sprayed since 2008 has exceeded $80,000,000,000.00 at the taxpayers expense. Water is denied, wild fires burn hotter, Monsanto now sells aluminum resistant seeds, and GMO food is fast becoming the norm – why? Because if you can control the weather, you can control the food – if you control the food you control the people. Follow the money – research it before you comment on it – it’s all there.

  • Alex K

    Screw the Grand Canal ! The benefits I am sure are not inclusive of the financial benefits to the backers of the project. People in the US need to start respecting the blessed God given environment they have inherited and stop expecting the rest of the world to sacrifice to solve it’s mad-made problems! If the US wasn’t wasting trillions on bogus war of terror and killing innocent people all over the world the money could be used towards finding solutions to it’s water problems within it’s OWN borders.. Instead of the BS carbon Tax Scam – they could fine they corporations tens to hundreds of millions for polluting rivers and lakes for starters.

  • E

    Only a massive , global pandemic can save mankind.

  • ozzythaman

    The solution to drought is to plant plants, trees and other things. If mankind does not take care of the earth, he will not have fulfilled his duty as caretaker of the planet.

    Besides moneymaking, tv watching, humans must plant trees, and other plants, EVEN IF it does not give economic benefits!

    The Oceans hold lots of water dont they?
    Plenty enough to green all the land on the planet probably.

    Well, there is moisture everywhere on the planet, even in the deserts, in the mornings bugs drink water condensed from the moisture. but when the sun comes up it disappears.

    What is needed is plants that hold the moisture.. And there is plenty of moisture.

    In time those plants and bacteria and protozoa and mycelium create living soil. Even desert can be turned into rainforests.

    If humans give without taking. Oh we will learn.. eventually..

  • ozzythaman

    solution is to plant trees, there is plenty of moisture in the air and reserves in the oceans, and plants hold that moisture and create more moist environments which allow for more available streams.

  • Memo

    I dont like this

  • k

    Sucks to be you… DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT:-)

  • jaspreet

    high pressure cleaning north shore

    Home ownership is like a wound that bleeds money and never heals.

  • Kathryn Mahoney

    Shame on the Human Race for being so selfish and arrogant. 100% of us should all do our parts, Including big corporations, to use less water and clean up the water that is polluted. It’s frustrating as an individual because 1 person can only do so much. Plus, our foolish need to change desert environments so we can live there. When you plant grass in a desert and water it for the novelty of having grass in a desert, you are being foolish.

  • For those who don’t have access to sanitary water, perhaps water filtration systems? I know they can be expensive, but they’re worth it in the long run. But the solution for the Global water crisis in general; it’s one word we’ve heard plenty of times – CONSERVE!

    However, for countries that have droughts and low quantity of rainfall, there isn’t such as an easy solution. But there is an uneven allocation of water globally.

  • bbus

    Same phony hype as the ‘peak oil’ crowd, or the ‘global warming fraud’ crowd, or the ‘new ice age’ hype of the 1970s. All bunk.

    There is more water on this earth than we humans could ever use, for ALL of time. However, the cheap and easy water may becoming more difficult to harvest.

    Desalination stations could nearly, instantly solve most water issues. But, because they are expensive to build, and water, as of yet, is not expensive enough to warrant the investment, they will not happen.

    “Water crisis” is just another fabricated “crisis” to facilitate further consolidation of power. Note that all the solutions to this issue, and the other bogus issues above, are “more government intervention”, both on a federal and international level…..the “end” is the reason for the crisis.

  • quinny D

    manipulative article- this discredits it. I found many errors, and not one citation. There is reason for serious concern, so there is no need to be a fear monger in addressing this subject. (projections are not facts)

  • JustanOguy

    It was a joke and whatever. (Roll eyes here.)

  • S

    Time to treat all recycled water to the stage 2 tertiary standards which makes it drinkable. Also time to look in desalination plants. Those 2 things will help.

  • dontstoptheparty

    Finally, a conservative publication that not only admits to, but endorses climate change. You, sir, whoever you are, have just proven to me that Republicans are not all reality-denying hypocrites.
    At this point, I’m ready to accept your agenda of privatization and small government, because come what may, you people have finally manned up to the challenge of saving America’s second most populous region.
    I may be a liberal, but the studies you mentioned in that article, along with the water plan from Texas that namechecks “global climate change,” have me about ready to hug Rick Perry.

  • Sven

    Mars 2.0?

  • Party

    Smoke weed.

  • gunslinger1964

    Humm if all this water is being pump out of these Aquifer’s than where in the hell is it all going ? lets look at the facts water does not evaporate into space if that was the case, the earth would look something like Mars or one of those very hot dry planets. Tho the natural process these aquifer’s should be filling back up, you pump the water out, you pour it on the ground sewage, gray water or pink water, what ever you want to call it, water is water, it is filtered down tho the dirt and rocks etc, etc and flows back into the aquifer’s.

    At least that was the base’s that I leaned in school, and it makes logical sense, what goes up (water vapor) has to come back down (rain) so where the hell is all this water going ? There is no ‘water machine’ that is producing “new” water its the same water that was here when the Earth was created, born, hatch, what ever term you want to use. For example if the earth started out with a ZILLION tons of water, than millions of years later that ZILLION tones of water is still here in one form or another ( rain, ice,snow etc ) something sounds REALLY fishy with there explanation of whats going on. I know there are droughts its a natural cycle. but again where is all the water going and why ? !!

  • Water expert

    As a scientist, I can only tell water from the Ocean is the worlds answer to needed fresh water plants can be established along the entire california coast,
    The costs will be worth the investment. There would no longer be need for an water from the Colorado for all of the west coast.
    Let’s get real people, fat cat money grabbers are not likely to listen.
    Catalina Island in Southern California. has always used this process.
    Yes, desalting costs money, but think, no more bottled water. That saves Americans 200 billion a year in plastics, as well as no more need for
    Glacier or spring water!
    Shame on the dooms day theory . America is smart, but also money hungry.
    Wake up time California!,,,

  • Mark56868

    Every minute of every day billions and billions of gallons of water pour into the ocean at Portland Oregon…from the Columbia River. If we can build the Keystone Pipeline from Canada to Texas…we can certainly built a SHORTER pipeline from Portland OR to the Colorado River somewhere upstream of Lake Mead and Lake Powell. Why isn’t this solution discussed? Because of the cost ?
    Maybe we should all just dry up and be blown away instead of building this pipeline.


    Scroll down to more replies and read MY information on the water pipeline solution….which will require money. But the alternative is no water for flushing toilets and return to the days of corn cob dry wipes.

  • Mark56868

    Two simple..but maybe not 1, Have farmers STOP growing non-essential crops…..such as ice berg lettuce which is about as nutritional as paper. Farmers use a HUGE HUGE amount of water so let’s not waste it growing something as nutritional as paper. 2. Build a water pipeline from the Mississippi River….Missouri River….and/or Columbia River……….to supply water to the Colorado River upstream of Lake Mead. This is a REAL solution. The alternative is return to no water dry toilets along with corn cob dry wipes.

  • Jenjen8

    Calif. Farmers use about 80% of the water in Calif. Everything else in Calif uses20%. Farmers pay a low cheap rate also. Howvever,, this is a sidebar issue. The real long term solution is to build water pipelines to feed into the Colorado River upstream from Lake Mead.. .the source of this water would be the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers when in flood state ( a fairly regular event to one degree or another ) and the Columbia River that pours billions and billions of gallons of water in the ocean at Portland Oregon..every second of every day. This water should be redistributed from a place where they have more water than they know what to do with to where it is needed. We just have to pay for the water pipelines like we did for the a Keystone Pipeline. Next..they will turn off toilet water….turn off toilet water….and we go back to corn cob dry wipes.

  • brad7734

    Saudi Arabia is currently going with solar powered desalination.
    The southwestern “thirsty states” can do the same. Draw salt water from the Sea of Cortez (between mainland Mexico and Baja California)
    …build one or more desalination plants….AND build a water pipeline to deliver the now desalinated water into Lake Meade.
    On a proportional basis according to established water rights and usage, all the so-called southwestern ” thirsty states” can contribute to the cost.
    The length of this pipeline…at less than 350 miles….is also very feasible.
    So….what are we waiting for???

  • brad7734

    Perfect solution!! Do what Saudi Arabia is doing!! From the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez) build a desalination plant..combined with a water pipeline to deliver fresh water to Lake Meade.
    Since this water then fans out to all the “thirsty states” they can all contribute to the expense.
    Such a water pipeline would less than 350 miles long…totally feasible !!

  • brad7734

    Water shortage solution!! Do what Saudi Arabia is doing !!! Build one or more solar powered desalination plants that get water from the Sea of Cortez–Gulf of Baja California. Pipeline the desalinated water a relatively short 350 miles north to Lake Meade !!! From Lake Meade the water benefits ALL the thirsty southwestern states and, as such, ALL those states can contribute to the cost of this project.
    This plan does not need to single handedly or instantaneously refill Lake Meade….it merely needs to make a steady contribution.
    What is everyone waiting for ??????

  • brad7734

    Do what Saudi Arabia is doing right now. Build one or more solar powered desalination plants…that get water from the Sea of Cortez– the Gulf of Baja California…..and run a realistic, relatively short 350 mile water pipeline delivering the fresh water into Lake Mead.
    ALL the thirsty southwestern states getting water from Lake Mead can jointly pay for the project…according to their respective usages.
    This does not need to single handedly refill Lake Mead 100%….it only needs to make a steady supplement to the Lake.

  • brad7734

    Follow Saudi Arabia’s lead. ALL the southwestern thirsty states pay collectively for building one..or more desalination plants. Get water from the Gulf of Baja California-Sea of Cortez. Run a relatively short 350 mile pipeline and put the desalinated water into Lake Meade..from
    where in dovetails to ALL the current water users.
    This is a viable, feasible idea…..and yet all you get in response is cry baby complaints about the cost or other smaller issues.
    Everyone will benefit..and the cost can be shared.
    Let’s get on with it…and end the wah wah wah cry baby bull.
    This does not need to single handedly..or instantly refill Lake Meade.
    It only needs to supplement on a steady basis.

    • brad7734

      Because the only thing we get for solving the Las Vegas water shortage is talk….and ZERO action…leads one to believe there may be a possible conspiracy to bring Las Vegas to the very brink of despair and disaster.
      This will cause homeowners to sell out..on the cheap…which then enables “big money” to buy…on the cheap in a massive financial re-shuffling of the deck.
      Can anyone think of a better explaination for the continued ZERO real action towards a real solution ??

  • brad7734

    The surface of the planet is 2/3 or more water. It happens to be salt water. The ONLY long term solution is desalination. Sucking water out of the ground and draining aquifers is crazy.
    William Shatner’s idea of water from the Columbia River is ALMOST a good idea but the length of the pipeline is a bit long and it is fraught with other issues.
    A pipeline from the Gulf of Baja California…to Lake Meade…putting desalinated water into Lake Meade makes more sense.
    Read my below post…if the administrator doesn’t delete it.

  • brad7734

    All southwestern thirsty states can jointly pay..making this a feasible solution. Build one..or more..desalination plants at the Sea of Cortez–
    Gulf of Baja Calif. Pipeline the desalinated water a realistic and relatively short 350 miles directly into Lake Mead..from where the water dovetails out to ALL the southwestern thirsty states.
    The does not need to single handedly refill Lake Mead…it only needs to be a steady supplement.

  • willabeest

    i suspect the answer will be in technology. it is not the answer most want, and is probably not the best answer, but desalination using a non carbon producing power source (hopefully not radiation inducing) will be what most people drink/irrigate with in the future. personally, i plan to move somewhere that desalination is not necessary.

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