My wife is relieved to hear that I understand I’m caught deep within the vortex of an egomaniacal self-reinforcing narcissistic positive feedback loop over which I have absolutely no self-control. And I’m like, shyea!
So, by my best guesstimates, here are my near term projections, with the caveat, that all numbers are always subject to change without notice:
we will have 1 billion more people
we will need 25% more food for them
we will need 20% more water
we will have 20% less soil
we will have 25% less water
we will have 25% more drought
we will have 50% more thirst, hunger and war
When I was young I tried to get spaced out, now I try to get spaced in.
It’s not how fast accelerating speed goes, it’s how you get there intact.
Earth shattering youth links for World Water Day, was that like yesterday already?
I believe droughts can become self-reinforcing in more ways than one. Take this drought map, if you stare at it, you can see the date change to say, 2015-2030. If you stare at it until the edges of your vision turns greyish-white, and blurs out of focus, you can easily see why Syria is just the very beginning.
When I let off stinkers, I always blame the dog.
But, once the groundwater’s gone, so are all bets.
How To Serve Humans.
We will reach 3°C way ahead of schedule, but you already knew that, didn’t you?
Take Away Water And Add Heat
Here are the latest warnings for California this year from NASA scientist, Jay Famiglietti. Be sure to watch the video at this link.
“Our July 2015 study showed that over half of the world’s 37 major aquifers have exceeded sustainability tipping points and are being rapidly depleted. There are no ‘solutions’ to the global groundwater crisis. In many of the most heavily populated regions of the world, we simply use more water than is available on Earth’s surface – in rivers and in reservoirs – on an annual renewable basis. We make up the shortfall by tapping supplies of groundwater, much of which is nonrenewable, in places from California’s Central Valley to the southern Great Plains, to northern India and the North China Plain. And once it’s gone, in many cases, it’s gone for good.”