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With Dry Taps and Toilets, California Drought Turns Desperate - NYTimes.com
"For months, families called county and state officials asking what they should do when their water ran out, only to be told that there was no public agency that could help them. CONTINUE READING THE MAIN STORY 433 COMMENTS “Nobody knows where to go, who to talk to: These aren’t people who rely on government to help,” said Donna Johnson, 72, an East Porterville resident whose own well went dry in July. As she began learning that hundreds of her neighbors were also out of water, she used her own money to buy gallons of water, handed them out of her truck and compiled a list of those in need. County officials rely on her list as the most complete snapshot of who needs help; dozens are added each day. “It’s a slow-moving disaster that nobody knows how to handle,” Ms. Johnson said." + https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8403626 + http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/upshot/mapping-the-spread-of-drought-across-the-us.html
California  drought  water  rights  water  security  drinking  water  water  scarcity  water  supply  Aquifer  Lake  Powell  Lake  Mead  weather  extreme  extreme  weather  climate  change  global  warming  Dust  Bowl  USA  Public  Policy 
october 2014 by asterisk2a
Dürre: Kalifornien spart Wasser und bestraft Verschwender - SPIEGEL ONLINE
_ http://www.spiegel.de/einestages/wasserbauingenieur-william-mulholland-der-gefallene-held-von-los-angeles-a-951205.html || "Some 40 million people – including those in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Tucson and San Diego — and 4 million acres of farmland rely on water from the Colorado River Basin, much of it stored in Lake Mead. [...] “We don’t know exactly how much groundwater we have left, so we don’t know when we’re going to run out,” Castle said in a press release announcing the study. “This is a lot of water to lose. We thought that the picture could be pretty bad, but this was shocking.” [...] By focusing only on the drop in Lake Mead and paying too-little attention to the drop in water levels underground, we have placed the West’s water security in serious jeopardy." - http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2014/07/30/groundwater-depletion-in-colorado-river-basin-adds-big-risks-to-water-security/
water  rights  California  Colorado  River  Colorado  River  Basin  Colorado  Basin  Lake  Mead  Lake  Powell  drought  weather  extreme  extreme  weather  USA  water  security  water  scarcity  water  supply  inefficiencies  marketplace  inefficiencies  marketplace  agriculture  industry  industrial  agriculture  agriculture  policy  Dust  Bowl  Aquifer  Groundwater  Las  Vegas  Ogallala  Aquifer  complexity  unknown  unknowns  unintended  consequences  Public  non-rechargeable  aquifers 
august 2014 by asterisk2a
Grundwasser-Verlust in USA droht Dürre-Folgen zu verschärfen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=878775848816533&id=182633835097408 "New study finds groundwater supply to 40 million people in western states drying up much faster than predicted. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2014GL061055/abstract Time for them to make the connection to food choice. Over 1 trillion gallons of water are used each year in California alone just to irrigate their 900,000 acres of alfalfa--all going to livestock.
extreme  weather  Colorado  River  Colorado  basin  Colorado  River  Utah  Nevada  California  New  Mexico  Texas  Colorado  Phoenix  agriculture  industry  agriculture  policy  drought  USA  climate  science  climate  system  global  warming  water  security  water  scarcity  water  supply  Aquifer  Lake  Mead  Lake  Powell  inefficiencies  waste  water  waste  food  waste  weather  extreme  weather  system  drinking  water  water  pollution  Dust  Bowl  long-term  thinking  long-term  view  climate  change  San  Francisco  Silicon  Valley  Los  Angeles  San  Diego  Mexico  industrial  agriculture  unintended  consequences  unknown  unknowns  complexity  livestock  farming  Factory  Vegan  omnivore  sustainability  sustainable 
july 2014 by asterisk2a
New White House report: Climate change is here and action needed now - CNN.com
+ U.S. Climate Has Already Changed, Study Finds, Citing Heat and Floods http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/07/science/earth/climate-change-report.html || + http://www.vox.com/2014/5/6/5686770/nine-maps-that-show-how-climate-change-is-already-affecting-the-us Nine maps that show how climate change is already affecting the US >> 1) Most of the country is getting hotter + 2) The heaviest storms are getting wetter + 4) The Southeast is getting more 95°F days + 5) Snowpack is dwindling in the Southwest — putting water supplies at risk ++ http://grist.org/climate-energy/our-alarming-food-future-explained-in-7-charts/ ( Wine grapes, nuts, and other perennial California crops will be hard-hit. [...] And even if they can get enough water, heat stress and other climate effects will likely knock down yields of some crops. )
IPCC  climate  change  USA  Politics  weather  extreme  extreme  weather  drought  presidency  barackobama  climate  science  global  warming  weather  system  Hurricane  Sandy  flooding  2014  complexity  unknown  unknowns  water  security  drinking  water  water  scarcity  water  supply  ocean  warming  ocean  acidification  carbonfootprint  carbonemission  CO2  Dust  Bowl  California 
may 2014 by asterisk2a
How Much Climate-Change Denial Can the Market Bear? | VICE News
Market analysts anticipated none of these because their focus is the economy, NOT the environment. Those guys are looking to make money, while scientists are overwhelmingly in agreement that not only is global warming happening, but that the worst is yet to come.
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april 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Climate report: Creating a sense of urgency or alarm?
the IPCC outline "five integrative reasons for concern" summarising key risks across sectors and regions. These include the risks faced by unique and threatened ecosystems, extreme weather, and the risk of large scale singular events. + !! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26824943
climate  change  climate  science  weather  extreme  extreme  weather  globalwarming  global  warming  unintended  consequences  unknown  unkown  IPCC  Intergovernmental  Panel  on  drought  Dust  Bowl  Flooding  jet  stream  Wildfire  emissions  carbonfootprint  carbonemission 
march 2014 by asterisk2a
HBO VICE: The World Is Sinking - YouTube
currently there is no plan b, bc there is no planet b. how do you adapt to rapid change. Hurricane Sandy - was only a tropical storm, 13ft storm surge "Climate Change is here." Storm Surge - 2013/14 UK has been a victim too. >> Climate change deniers are sponsored and supported by the lobby of the Fossil fuel industry. Fossil fuel industry is the strongest most powerful political lobby industry in history, followed by Wall Street and big Pharma. *Christian Parenti http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_Parenti // Koch Industries - Koch Brothers have huge interest in keeping the petrochemical industries they own, running. Thus fund climate change denier campaigns massively. + https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bxk64kbM30 + https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXKW7Ozhx8I + http://www.dailycamera.com/news/boulder/ci_25397460/boulder-scientists-report-record-early-high-co2-readings
Maldives  rising  sea  levels  NYC  Miami  Florida  climate  change  Washington  D.C.  weather  extreme  extreme  weather  drought  California  Dust  Bowl  USA  Europe  Hurricane  Sandy  climate  science  weather  system  weather  patterns  Storm  Surge  global  warming  Lobbying  lobbyist  lobby  Fossil  fuel  industry  Oil  WallStreet  pharmaceutical  industry  big  pharma  coastline  erosion  human  tragedy  public  policy  evolution  Christian  Parenti  Koch  Industries  Koch  Brothers  CO2  emissions  carbonfootprint  carbonemission 
march 2014 by asterisk2a
A Texan tragedy: ample oil, no water | Environment | theguardian.com
Fracking boom sucks away precious water from beneath the ground, leaving cattle dead, farms bone-dry and people thirsty. >> The drought undoubtedly took its toll but Owens reserved his anger for the contractors who drilled 104 water wells on his leased land, to supply the oil companies. Water levels were dropping in his wells because of the vast amounts of water being pumped out of the Edwards-Trinity-Plateau Aquifer, a 34,000 sq mile water bearing formation. "They are sucking all of the water out of the ground, and there are just hundreds and hundreds of water trucks here every day bringing fresh water out of the wells," Owens said.
aquifer  complexity  sustainable  Texas  water  scarcity  unintended  consequences  climate  change  drought  water  security  watersupply  sustainability  Dust  Bowl  water  pollution  fracking 
august 2013 by asterisk2a

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