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
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
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
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
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
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
Global warming at work Before and after photos taken at Lake Oroville, CA on 07/20/2011 and 08/19/2014.
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.
Water-Energy Nexus report issued by the U.S. Department of Energy, June 2014. Lengthy .pdf document in English, may take a few minutes to load.