The earths human population will increase to about 9 billion by 2050.
Only 3% of all water on earth is "fresh."
What does this mean to you and future mankind?
Depends what you mean by 'fresh' when talking about the water. Of course it is all recycled and has been since the Earth began. Water comes from plants, animals, humans, oceans, rainfall <~associated with oceans....could go on.
The world has plenty water for al of us. Did you kow that the newest iceberg formed in Antartica contains enough water to supply every person on the planet for a year? Shameless self-hub promotion here lol.
What I'm more worried about is the New World Orders plans to exterminate 90% of us within the next 10 years.
IF (big IF) global warming proves to be real, those "glaciers" will have disappeared. If it isn't There will still be about 3 billion more people who will want to satisfy their thirst.
Yes we are drinking the same water dinosaurs drank and pissed. It still remains to be only about 3% fresh.
Could be a problem...eh? :-)
Nah...I don't care how many dinosaurs pissed in my drinking water. It does taste here as if it is still fresh piss but that's another story!
If the glaciers at the south pole disappear, we are in deep trouble, but I can asure you that even if they are slowly melting - and the jury is still out on that one - it will be 50 million years minimum before it affects mankind, and by that time I will be dead, so I won't be losing any sleep over it tonight or in the near future.
There is no real way that we can predict the growth of the human population, since it means predicting the mind set of every single persons decision on earth.
The average birth rate each year is something that fluctuates wildly, and many recent figures will be distorted by the last baby boom.
Nevertheless, the amount of fresh water we actually use is tiny, think about how much fresh water flows out to sea each year.
We must deal with water now. Australia frustrates the hell out of me.
Central parts of the country are under 40 foot of water, right now, some places the biggest rainfall in 100 years.
We gets floods, the water fills the dams floods towns and cities causing enormous damage then runs out to sea.
I know we must have fresh water entering the sea, but it is tough seeing this too much, too little water cycle here. We are either under water, in a forest fire, or watching the dry soil blown away.
I've read a litle bit about Australia's water problems. You have the technology. You just don't seem to have the politicians willing to sort it out, and you know it can be done.
Are you familiar with the term diastrophism?
Look it up if ya aren't.
It's a process that, as long as this earth exists will continue.
It changes all facets of the surface of this planet and it's been going on since this earth was created.
What bothers me is that too many people who do not act as nature demands, may screw up all that is necessary for life to continue viably.
Who knows...i like to question...
I don't get the correlation between the population 9 billion by 2050 to the water drank. And the fact, that 3% is fresh water, is sort of irrelevant.
Mass produced bottle water, for which, hundreds of millions of people drink, is or isn't damaging to the human body? Your point isn't quite clear.
Are you saying there will be a water shortage in the future? Or are you saying that the water on Earth by 2050 will not be worth drinking or could be hazardous to one's life, so much so, it would kill them to drink it?
Please, do clarify won't you?
Sure be happy to.
At the moment, much of the population of this planet has to dig for water, boil it to make it potable.
If the glaciers disappear, they will dissipate into the oceans.
To be re-gained, that water will have to be distilled or saved as it evaporates and becomes cloud that will eventually fall back to earth and re-enter the oceans..
Who knows how that increase in population and use will effect the mechanical production of potable water?
There is no doubt that there's plenty of water on this planet. What is in doubt is the future of a burgeoning human population whose needs will increase. will our ability to produce meet those needs..
Well, if you take a look at how things are presently, and then add 3 billion more people, the situation is likely to be quite a bit worse than it is presently.
Simply because, we're not, as a civilization/race, making sure that the needs of everyone is being met, as is. If we are unable to do it now.....it is more than obvious that it will not be done in the future as well, should we learn nothing of history and change things to a better solution.
I'm not offering up said solution. Sorry, don't have it mapped out to explain it, even if I wanted to.
Good thread though.
If it matters, I've already taken it into account.
As have I....but the forums are a place where anything can be discussed and in doing so, some may be enlightened....right? ..of course. :-)
Yes, some things can be discussed in a forum. You just have to be careful who you are trying to discuss with.
Those without a lick of integrity, will be glad to tear you down.
Those with a load of ignorance, in that area, could end up being more trouble than realized.
There are simply too many complexities for one to open try to discuss a solution to ideas or problems of the future.
Only because of one thing....it almost always leads to change. People claim they want things to change, but fear change in and of itself. I am of the understanding for that fear is religion.
if the kinds of questions I ask cause me to be dumped from the "Hubs" forum....then this is not a place where I want to be.
I will respond in like fashion.
There are those people who respond whom I say to: "I will not lower myself to your level of primitive, childish ignorance by responding."
I have typed that response...:-)
I appreciate your concern.
Believe me, this mind needs no prompting in ref to thought and thinking. The damned thing is a involved in dynamic inquisition when I'm asleep....lol
Remember the robot that was always seeking "input, input?"
It defines ME! lol :-)
The glaciers are not going to disappear in our lifetime or our childrens lifetime (or their childrens, nor their childrens - ad finitum)
We don't use the glaciers for drinking water. We could. We don't have the technology.
The glaciers send cool waters to our deepest oceans, which in turn affect our global weather patterns.
Most of our rainwater comes from clouds that collected water from the oceans.
The oceans are not running dry.
World populations will stabilise; it is not for the West to decide what other nations do. Mother Nature already has a strong hand in this, but when the poorer nations become enrichened and educated, populations will stabilise naturally.
Why did you start this thread?
To have fun with those of you who have no idea what yer talking about..:-)
I've said it before: I like to ask questions that influence people to reply in anyway they wish....silly or sage.
I love your replies 'cause they keep me laughin'! No! I'm serious! you are 'silly." rotflmao....ty!
"There can still be found, wisdom in silliness."
Exactly. It's something that the alarmist contingent just can't seem to accept.
I've said it before, and I'll say it once more: There. Is. No. Overpopulation. Problem.
"And if you want it cold I got ice motha f^&$%#"
I love Robin Williams. He's the second best all time next to George Carlin. Awesome!
If yer alive ya may have to produce that ice in a refrig...get my drift mutha &*%$(*&! lol
Where else would ice come from?
I hope I'm alive in 2050, I'm only 22!
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