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    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Does your whole world revolve around shitting on JAP's threads? It sure seems like it.
    Kiss off. I don't answer to you. I post to everyone's threads that interest me. That includes yours.

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    Here are a few links for anyone who is interested on lakes that may be drying up, or have already dried up. It is just for information purposes.

    10 lakes that are disappearing or are already gone
    http://mentalfloss.com/article/56732...r-already-gone


    Five of the worlds lakes at risk of drying up completely
    https://www.accuweather.com/en/weath...ng-up/30646819

    Are the great Lakes drying up?
    http://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2013/...akes-declining
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just AnotherPerson View Post
    Here are a few links for anyone who is interested on lakes that may be drying up, or have already dried up. It is just for information purposes.

    10 lakes that are disappearing or are already gone
    http://mentalfloss.com/article/56732...r-already-gone


    Five of the worlds lakes at risk of drying up completely
    https://www.accuweather.com/en/weath...ng-up/30646819

    Are the great Lakes drying up?
    http://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2013/...akes-declining
    The Great Lakes aren't drying up but you'd be spot on about the huge aquifer out West. We have wasted it for a hundred years. I don't agree with you much bit you're onto something here. We can solve the problem but we do have to stop making it worse it first.
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    Does everyone get a seat @ the table?

    Yep, a lot of related issues: Too much fertilizer used on crops, the excess runs off into the water system - either the water table or into rivers, & eventually to the oceans - where it creates dead zones. Fertilizers in the US are typically made from natural gas, so if the price of natural gas rises sufficiently, there will be natural incentives to apply just enough fertilizer. We need to find ways to get drug residues & other biological/chemical contaminants out of water we take into water treatment plants, clean up, & then return to the water table or rivers.

    Further down the line - we need to find alternatives to feeding crops to cattle, pigs, etc. for meat animals. It may mean eating further down the food chain - textured soy or something similar. The energy & water costs in our current agriculture/meat production systems are too high. We may not be able to finagle massive increases in crop yields in order to keep up with rising populations, even if the rate of rise seems to be stabilizing. What happens when people are hungry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by southwest88 View Post
    Yep, a lot of related issues: Too much fertilizer used on crops, the excess runs off into the water system - either the water table or into rivers, & eventually to the oceans - where it creates dead zones. Fertilizers in the US are typically made from natural gas, so if the price of natural gas rises sufficiently, there will be natural incentives to apply just enough fertilizer. We need to find ways to get drug residues & other biological/chemical contaminants out of water we take into water treatment plants, clean up, & then return to the water table or rivers.

    Further down the line - we need to find alternatives to feeding crops to cattle, pigs, etc. for meat animals. It may mean eating further down the food chain - textured soy or something similar. The energy & water costs in our current agriculture/meat production systems are too high. We may not be able to finagle massive increases in crop yields in order to keep up with rising populations, even if the rate of rise seems to be stabilizing. What happens when people are hungry?
    This run-off issue is a much bigger and immediate concern than global warming.
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    Miami will be underwater soon. Its drinking water could go first
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    Climate change is slowly pulling that machine apart. Barring a stupendous reversal in greenhouse gas emissions, the rising Atlantic will cover much of Miami by the end of this century. The economic effects will be devastating: Zillow Inc. estimates that six feet of sea-level rise would put a quarter of Miami’s homes underwater, rendering $200 billion of real estate worthless. But global warming poses a more immediate danger: The permeability that makes the aquifer so easily accessible also makes it vulnerable. “It’s very easy to contaminate our aquifer,” says Rachel Silverstein, executive director of Miami Waterkeeper, a local environmental protection group. And the consequences could be sweeping. “Drinking water supply is always an existential question.”

    County officials agree with her. “The minute the world thinks your water supply is in danger, you’ve got a problem,” says James Murley, chief resilience officer for Miami-Dade, although he adds that the county’s water system remains “one of the best” in the U.S. The questions hanging over Miami and the rest of Southeast Florida are how long it can keep its water safe, and at what cost. As the region struggles with more visible climate problems, including increasingly frequent flooding and this summer’s toxic algae blooms, the risks to the aquifer grow, and they’re all the more insidious for being out of sight. If Miami-Dade can’t protect its water supply, whether it can handle the other manifestations of climate change won’t matter.

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