Links to Articles and Water Related material

Thanks to Paul and Barbara Prior for the following:

Only a Few Drops of Water at the Lima Climate Summit
 http://www.globalissues.org/news/2014/11/29/20360

Where the world’s running out of #water , in one map http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2012/08/10/where-the-worlds-running-out-of-water-in-one-map/?utm_content=buffercc54a&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Buffer

* World faces ‘water-energy’ crisis: United Nations… http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/world/story/world-faces-water-energy-crisis-united-nations-20140321

** NASA: “The convergence of food, water and energy crises could create a ‘perfect storm’ within about fifteen years” http://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2014/mar/14/nasa-civilisation-irreversible-collapse-study-scientists

‘Shocking’ underground water loss in US drought: study http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Shocking_underground_water_loss_in_US_drought_study_999.html

Farmers Deplete Fossil #Water in World’s Breadbaskets http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2012/08/09/farmers-deplete-fossil-water-in-worlds-breadbaskets/

* 30 Facts About The Coming Water Crisis That Will Change The Lives Of Every Person On The Planet http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/30-facts-about-the-coming-water-crisis-that-will-change-the-lives-of-every-person-on-the-planet

** Unchecked Warming To Dust-Bowlify Southwest, Central Plains, Amazon, Europe For Centuries #climate http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/10/02/3572205/warming-dust-bowlify/?elq=~~eloqua..type–emailfield..syntax–recipientid~~&elqCampaignId=~~eloqua..type–campaign..campaignid–0..fieldname–id~~

* America’s oil and gas rush depleting water in the driest and most drought-prone areas from Texas to California http://www.collapsenet.com/free-resources/collapsenet-public-access/news-alerts/item/12189-fracking-depleting-us-water-supplies?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=CollapseNet&utm_term=peakoil,+collapse,+transition&utm_content=peakoil,+collapse,+transition

Drinking water contaminated by shale gas boom in Texas and Pennsylvania http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/15/drinking-water-contaminated-by-shale-gas-boom-in-texas-and-pennslyvania-study

Biennial report The World’s Water has provides key data and expert insights into our most pressing freshwater issues http://www.worldwater.org/

Top Water-related Impacts of Climate Change http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steve-fleischli/climate-change-water_b_1154158.html?ref=green#s541209&title=Increased_Risk_of

Global #water shortage now ‘chronic’: UN report http://abcasiapacificnews.com/stories/201203/3451885.htm

US Intelligence Report: Expect #Water Wars Soon http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/03/22-7

SOUTHWEST/CALIFORNIA

Water Deficit: Rising demand in seven Western states where 40 million people depend on the Colorado River http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_22178645/water-deficit-worsening-west-salazar-and-top-regulators

California’s Current Drought Might Be Tiny Compared to What’s Coming http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonianmag/californias-current-drought-might-be-tiny-compared-whats-coming-180951492/#JRWo2EijcjBLjMrx.99

California May Have Hit Its Driest Point In 500 Years And The Effects Are Frightening http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/30/california-drought-effects-500-years_n_4647529.html

National Science Foundation: Record California Drought Directly Linked To Climate Change http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/09/29/3573288/california-drought-that-all-climate-change/?elq=~~eloqua..type–emailfield..syntax–recipientid~~&elqCampaignId=~~eloqua..type–campaign..campaignid–0..fieldname–id~~

Infographic: 203 drought maps reveal just how thirsty California has become http://www.latimes.com/science/la-me-g-california-drought-map-htmlstory.html

#Climate Change Ups Odds of a Southwest Megadrought http://www.climatecentral.org/news/climate-change-megadrought-southwest-17969

National Weather Service predicts droughts will get worse across the West http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2014/01/17/brown-to-declare-california-drought-emergency-as-western-water-woes-intensify/

PRIVATIZING SCARCE FRESHWATER

Huge Corporations are Planning to Privatize Water Necessary for All Life to Sell Back to Humanity for Profit http://aattp.org/huge-corporations-are-planning-to-privatize-water-necessary-for-all-life-to-sell-back-to-humanity-for-profit/

The Price of Water 2013: Up Nearly 7 Percent in Last Year in 30 Major U.S. Cities; 25 Percent Rise Since 2010 http://www.circleofblue.org/waternews/2013/world/the-price-of-water-2013-up-nearly-7-percent-in-last-year-in-30-major-u-s-cities-25-percent-rise-since-2010/

RISING SEA LEVELS DUE TO CO2 & WARMING

** Flooding Risk From #Climate Change, Country by Country http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/24/upshot/flooding-risk-from-climate-change-country-by-country.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0&abt=0002&abg=0

Scientific evidence accumulates that global warming is underway & sea levels will rise faster than predicted http://www.brookings.edu/research/papers/2014/01/impact-climate-change-ferris?cid=Search_Reports_CText-Reports-BBBS2014-HD_36548570419&gclid=CJOSlpbElbwCFStnOgodpgoA5A

As the seas rise, a slow-motion disaster gnaws at America’s shores #climate http://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/waters-edge-the-crisis-of-rising-sea-levels/

Scientists Warn of Rising Oceans From Polar Melt http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/13/science/earth/collapse-of-parts-of-west-antarctica-ice-sheet-has-begun-scientists-say.html?hp

How Rising Seas Could Sink Nuclear Plants On The East Coast http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/19/maps-rising-seas-storms-threaten-flood-coastal-nuclear-power-plants_n_5233306.html

The U.S. cities with the worst #climate change-related flooding http://grist.org/cities/the-u-s-cities-with-the-worst-climate-change-related-flooding/

OCEAN ACIDIFICATION DUE TO RISING CO2 LEVELS

Ocean Acidification Threatens Economies and Cultures Around the World | EcoWatch #climate http://ecowatch.com/2014/08/21/ocean-acidification-threatens-economies-cultures/

Science: Ocean Acidifying So Fast It Threatens Humanity’s Ability to Feed Itself http://thinkprogress.org/romm/2012/03/02/436193/science-ocean-acidifying-so-fast-it-threatens-humanity-ability-to-feed-itself/

Rise of acid ocean eats away base of food chain #climate http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/rise-of-acid-ocean-eats-away-base-of-food-chain-8348892.html

RELATED

#Globalwarming close to becoming irreversible: scientists #climate http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/26/us-climate-thresholds-idUSBRE82P0UJ20120326?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2Fenvironment+%28News+%2F+US+%2F+Environment%29

Global Warming Now “Irreversible”, Warns Scientific Body  The American Meteorological Society climate http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/2551758422/the-price-of-ignorance-global-warming-now-irreversible-warns-scientific-body

“Essentially we need ways to increase our personal and social resilience while coming into communities that are dedicated to preserving what matters most. It means training ourselves from today onwards in the ancient trades of farming and clothing, of healing and shelter” http://www.countercurrents.org/james260912.htm

“Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth.” ~ Albert Schweitzer

When Surrender Means Not Giving Up: The New Sacred Activism, By Carolyn Baker http://www.carolynbaker.net/2014/05/27/when-surrender-means-not-giving-up-the-new-sacred-activism-by-carolyn-baker/

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