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Water management not Carbon Tax


by Marivel Guzman

Global water management, not Carbon Tax is what will take world leaders to save humanity from a catastrophe; at least some pockets of it.

 

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Satellite image of mouths of Amazon River in Brazil, with Marajó Island in the center, and the cities (in red) of Macapá (left) and Belém (right). See the satellite image in a larger scale (Photo by Creative Commons)

 

I’m not a scientist, but my common sense tells me all this “climate change scenario,” has nothing to do the political global warming rhetoric and everything to do with water management, dams, and deforestation.

Considering the fact, that earth is a live organism that is suffering from “dry surface syndrome,” –I coined this term to explain earth’s needs for water replenishment.

Earth is doing what every organism will do to survive; Earth is melting its continental ice sheets to make up for the disruptions of the natural rivers flood and permanent damage done by the construction of dams. Just California has 241 dams disrupting the ecosystem and 57,000 worldwide

Last February Oroville Dam had a rip in its spillway system that sends almost 200,000 residents to evacuate their homes. The Oroville Dam is one of the 5 biggest dams in California. “Dams” is another issue altogether, but definitively needs to be addressed when we talk about climate change.

Mine is only speculation out of common sense, but the next paragraph is a perfect scientific scenario published in Athropolis “If the Arctic ice cap (of which the Greenland ice sheet is a major part) was to melt and disintegrate, the consequences would be catastrophic. Think of the ice as a giant white reflector – with no ice to reflect sunlight and heat in the summer, the entire radiation balance of the Earth would change.

This would lead to changes in heating patterns, which would change ocean currents in the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans, that would then alter the ocean circulation systems that transfer heat and minerals around the planet.”

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out this. Although I do not deny climate change, I do not believe that politicians are taking the right approach to avoid a catastrophe.

I do believe, lobbying companies are paying scientists to manipulate data. I believe that some of the data published in the last 25 years were manipulated by the people behind the movie “Inconvenient Truth” to sell us the carbon tax.

I also believe, that our climate change has more to do with the rivers, oceans and deforestation and less to do with pollution. Although pollution is to blame for respiratory diseases, not all that pollution is created by factories and fuel-generated cars.

“It is unacceptable that over three billion people — most of them women and children — are still breathing deadly smoke every day from using polluting stoves and fuels in their homes,” says the World Health Organization

“Amazon: Lungs of the planet. The Amazon in South America is the largest, most diverse tropical rainforest on Earth, covering an area of five and a half million square kilometers (2.1 million sq mi). BBC said in its Nov 2014 article Future.,

Earth Journalism Networks said that the oceans are also the lungs of the planet, but scientists rarely say it, ” Oceans: The planet’s forgotten lungs.”

“That same concern today moved to the estate of the “climate summit” to mark the Action Day, which formed the oceans main part of the exhibits to be considered “the largest and most important ecosystem protect”. Why it is important? Yolanda Kakabadse, President of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) explains it perfectly: “Instead of talking about Earth, we should call it Planet Ocean. If the oceans were a country, they would be the world’s seventh largest economy”.

Oceans produce between 50 and 80% of oxygen and consume more than 25% of carbon dioxide (CO2) of the planet. That is, as we had anticipated conservationist and primatologist Jane Goodall, along with forests, one of the main ecosystems of which depends on human and animal life. But unfortunately, in both cases, the negative action of man is greatly affecting their conservation.

If you trap the water responsible for the ocean’s currents and cut all the trees, what do you expect will happen to earth?

Another fact that isn’t considered or misleading is, that when glaciers melt, they release massive amounts of fresh water into the ocean.

The scientist has argued that freshwater from the melted glacier is wasted water.

But considering the evaporation as a result of sunlight that called ” dead water” by scientists, it becomes part of the raining cycle, and rainwater eventually finds its way to rivers and underground wells

“Some of this water gets mixed into the seawater immediately. Some of it collects in pools above the existing salty water. The difference in salinity and the resulting difference in density keeps the two pools of water separate, with the less-dense fresh water covering the salt water.”

Next time that you hear climate change think on how you can change your print on the planet, starting by consuming vegetables that use less water to produce. Stop buying bottled water. Stop using so much garment manufactured with cotton.

“The water consumed to grow India’s cotton exports in 2013 would be enough to supply 85% of the country’s 1.24 billion people with 100 liters of water every day for a year. Meanwhile, more than 100 million people in India do not have access to safe water.” The Guardian

 

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