day, we are getting closer to a horrific global water crisis. This
world was blessed with an awesome amount of fresh water, but because
of our foolishness it is rapidly disappearing. Rivers, lakes and
major underground aquifers all over the globe are drying up, and
many of the fresh water sources that we still have available are
so incredibly polluted that we simply cannot use them anymore. Without
fresh water, we simply cannot function. Just imagine what would
happen if the water got cut off in your house and you were not able
to go out and buy any. Just think about it. How long would you be
able to last? Well, as sources of fresh water all over the globe
dry up, we are seeing drought conditions spread. We are starting
to see massive "dust storms" in areas where we have never seem them
before. Every single year, most of the major deserts around the
world are getting bigger and the amount of usable agricultural land
in most areas is becoming smaller. Whether you are aware of this
or not, the truth is that we are rapidly approaching a breaking
changes are not made soon, in the years ahead water shortages are
going to force large groups of people to move to new areas. As the
global water crisis intensifies, there will be political conflicts
and potentially even wars over water. We like to think of ourselves
as being so "advanced", but the reality is that we have not figured
out how to live without water. When the water dries up in an area,
most of the people are going to have to leave.
And yes, it
will even happen in the United States too. For example, once Lake
Mead dries up there is simply no way that so many people are going
to be able to live in and around Las Vegas.
most of us take for granted that we will always have access to an
unlimited amount of clean water.
But when you
take a hard look at the data, it quickly becomes clear that everything
that we have always taken for granted about water is about to dramatically
are 25 signs that a horrific global water crisis is coming. The
first 12 facts are about the United States, and the last 13 are
about the rest of the world....
According to the U.S. government, 36
U.S. states are already facing water shortages or will be facing
water shortages within the next few years.
Since 1998, the level of water in Lake Mead has
plunged by more than 50 percent. Lake Mead supplies about 85
percent of the water used in Las Vegas, and at this point the lake
has 5.6 trillion gallons less water than it used to have. Lake Mead
is falling so fast that some believe that the Hoover dam could actually
stop producing electricity in
a few years. Needless to say, that would be a total disaster
for that entire region of the country. In addition, if things continue
at the current pace, it is being estimated that Lake Mead will
run completely dry some time around the year 2021.
According to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the U.S. interior
west is now the driest that it has been in
The Ogallala Aquifer, which is a massive underground lake that stretches
from South Dakota all the way to Texas, is rapidly
drying up. The Ogallala Aquifer is believed to be the largest
body of fresh water in the world, and right now it is being drained
a rate of approximately 800 gallons per minute. Right now it
covers approximately 174,000 square miles, and since the 1950s we
have drained enough water from it "to
half-fill Lake Erie". Once upon a time, the Ogallala Aquifer
had an average depth of about 240 feet, but today the average depth
80 feet. If something is not done, we will definitely see a
return of the Dust Bowl days of the 1930s. We need to start listening
to the experts. Just consider what
David Brauer of the Ogallala Research Service had to say when
asked about the future of the Ogallala Aquifer....
goal now is to engineer a soft landing. That's all we can do."
A federal judge has ruled that the state of Georgia has
very few legal rights to Lake Lanier. Lake Lanier is the main
water source for the city of Atlanta. Millions more people are expected
to move into the Atlanta area in the coming years, and this is creating
an absolute nightmare for city officials.
It is estimated that California only has a
20 year supply of fresh water left.
It is estimated that New Mexico only has a
10 year supply of fresh water left.
Things have gotten so dry in Arizona that now giant
"dust storms" have been blowing through the city of Phoenix.
Texas is has experienced one of the driest stretches that it has
ever seen. Right now, approximately 81
percent of the state of Texas is experiencing "exceptional drought"
conditions, and wildfires
have burned an astounding 3.6
million acres in the state.
percent of all U.S. rivers and approximately 46
percent of all U.S. lakes have become so polluted that they
are are now considered to be too dangerous to fish in, swim in or
get drinking water from.