Ice-Breaking Apocalypse

November 26, 2017   Background Once again a study, in this case ice-breaking, has the scientific community in emergency mode. It turns out that two of the largest glaciers in Antarctica may actually trigger the disintegration of the entire West Antarctic ice sheet in a mere 20 to 50 years. … Continue reading

Maps of the World’s Water Crisis

July 15, 2017 Many aquifers are being rapidly depleted throughout the world, and this does not factor in climate change. Case in point, the southern portion of the Ogallala Aquifer, a prime agricultural region in the U.S., is estimated to have no more that 20 years left. Simultaneously, according to … Continue reading

Under the Dead Sea, Warnings of Dire Drought -2017

A study from Columbia University/Earth Institute Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory revealed that the Middle East has experienced devastating droughts when the earth went through hotter periods 120,000 and 10,000 years ago. The data suggest this time around it may be worse due to a high demand for fresh water from a … Continue reading

Ogallala Drying Up

Dramatic article (in English) describing in great detail how the Ogallala Aquifer beneath eight (8) states in the Great Plains, the breadbasket of the United States and a good portion of the world, is being depleted at an astonishing rate. It’s fossil water 10 million years old, and rain does … Continue reading

Depletion of Aquifers

A study found in the Geophysical Research Letters of the Colorado River Basin that serves 40 million people in Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, California, New Mexico and Nevada shows that the 14-year drought across the western United States has sapped underground water on a much larger scale than previously believed. … Continue reading

Colorado River Study -2012

Landmark 2012 study (in English, .pdf file) prepared by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation detailing the alarming condition of the Colorado River. The unrelenting drought, which began in 1999, declining precipitation due to global warming, and increasing demand will inevitably result in a chronic shortfall. In an effort to offset … Continue reading

California Drought Report -2014

Comprehensive report (in English, .pdf file) prepared by the University of California at Davis detailing the economic loss to the State of California due a pervasive drought that has caused the greatest ever net loss of water.

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