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water on earth 2 - USGS, ClimateBites.org

Note to Self – Part Two:
‘It’s the water, stupid!’

This updated USGS image is a striking  reminder of our vulnerability (click to enlarge).    In wet areas of the world—like northeastern U.S.—we take ample water supplies for granted, but globally it is a precious resource.

Our food supply depends on clean, fresh water Continue reading

Drought & Deluge: It’s the water, Stupid!

Note to self:    When discussing climate, forget about far-off predictions.   Focus on what’s already arrived:    extreme downpours and drought.   Record-breaking droughts are making dry places dryer, with wildfires following right behind.   Meanwhile, record-breaking rains are making the wet places wetter, causing flooding.    Among the first victims:   Continue reading