Global Warming and Water Shortages

Jan 7, 2012 Full story: Health News Digest

A recent study commissioned by the Natural Resources Defense Council , a leading environmental group, and carried out by the consulting firm Tetra Tech found that one out of three counties across the contiguous U.S. should brace for water shortages by mid-century as a result of human induced climate change.

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#1 Jan 7, 2012
The population of the USA has grown to around 311 million in less than 400 years, there was no water shortage before the Mayflower landed.

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#2 Jan 8, 2012
Let me put fresh water into perspective.
When America was first settled, world population was 500 million.
At that time, there was as much fresh water available on the planet as there is now, but fewer people around to waste it.
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The nitty gritty:
0.007% of Earth's water is fresh and directly accessible to humans.
NobodyYouKnow

Toronto, Canada

#3 Jan 9, 2012
The role of AGW in changing precipitation levels and patterns is more than just about droughts. Even increases in rainfall can cause economical hardships.

http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/pub/r...

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#4 Jan 9, 2012
To the guy who tells us that Co2 causes thermal pollution, please explain?
LessFactMoreHype, alias:
NobodyYouEverWantToKnow wrote:
That CO2 cannot be a 'pollutant'? Wrong. Anything CAN and IS a pollutant in a specific context. In this case, as a greenhouse gas causing 'thermal pollution' of the planet.
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The point is really that the whole claim of 'CO2 is vital to life' and 'CO2 is plant food' promoted by Earthling is not so much that it is technically wrong, but that it is IRRELEVANT to the issue of CO2 as a 'thermal pollutant'. Agreed?
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/global-warmin...

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