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Old 04-21-2005, 12:48 AM
DEERHAAWK DEERHAAWK is offline
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WATER.....PROBLEMS!

Good evening,
OC brings up a good point, here's a few more tidbits I found in just a random search;

Glaciers in Alaska are thining at the rate of 1/2 meter per year for a while, and have excellerated beyond that point in the last 10 to 20 years, dumping 900 Trillion gallons of fresh water into the ocean, enough to raise sea levels 1/4 inch worldwide!

Latin America and the Caribbean have 13% of the worlds water supply, but Human sewage, eutrophication (water polution caused by over-fertilization) Agriculture, Mining, and Deforestation render it usless. Two rivers, the Medellin and Bogota in Columbia are almost devoid of disolved oxygen.....cause?...
Polution!

Chinas most urgent enviromental issue, WATER! They face increasingly frequent shortages, and dangerous levels of polution. The Yellow River, once the crown jewel of the country, no longer reaches the sea about 200 days of the year!

Western United States water resources are stretched to the limit, with little or no room from current allocations. Any changes in global temperature could change the amount of water available here! The Columbia River soon will have to be managed for Power OR Fish, but will not sustain both!

OC's right, read the article, or just punch in Water Problems on your favorite S. Engine.....I think I got 35 million + sites
Thanks OC for the heads up.....yeah, I could see it.

Derhawk
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