Alarming Trends in the Global Fresh Water Supply
Hurricanes, Drought, Melting Ice Caps, Water Conservation, Global Warming and Water on Mars
Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water talks with DeWayne Cecil, PhD Western Region Climate Services Director NOAA-NCDC on World Talk Radio, Voice America, Green Talk Network and Apple iTunes
On August 29, 2011, Sharon Kleyne, host of the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water radio talk show, interviewed DeWayne Cecil, PhD, Western Region Climate Services Director NOAA. They discussed alarming trends in the global fresh water supply, hurricanes, drought, polar ice caps, water conservation, global warming and water on Mars.
The interview may be heard on World Talk Radio, Voice America, Green Talk Network, Apple iTunes, sponsored by Nature's Tears® EyeMist®
Dr. Cecil noted that Chicago has an interactive website devoted to water capture and water conservation. The website suggest green roofs on skyscrapers and recycling of gray water. Many private homes in Tokyo have green roofs. In Arizona, fewer homes are using grass lawns.
It has been suggested that blankets be placed over glaciers to prevent melting.
Drought, and the resulting dry air, increases reservoir evaporation and effect the health of trees and plants. The recent Oregon tent worm infestation relates to an unusually dry winter (and an unusually wet spring).
Taking fresh water for granted.
Sharon stated that in the United States, we tend to take safe, fresh water for granted. In many developing countries, women spend many hours a day fetching fresh water that may not be safe. Increased global drought from global warming and climate change can cause dry air, leading to dehydration disease and the need to drink even more fresh water.
Dr. Cecil pointed out that Texas is in severe drought and that the Georgia drought, while some what abated, remains critical. Part of the challenge is generating and supplying accurate long term weather projections (at least 90 days), to both the public and the people in charge.
According to Dr. Cecil, The nation's governors do not see a need for long-term weather projections from NOAA and the National Weather Service, but they do see a need to make long-term water retention plans. This is especially true in Western states.
NASA, a major contributor of the satellite images to NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), on which these projection depend, is targeted for severe cuts by the United States Congress debt reduction committee.
Water on Mars.
To be habitable by Earth organisms, Mars needs fresh water. The history of Mars' water could predict the future of Earth's water. Mars has polar ice caps and once had an ocean. Scientists are attempting to discover if there is fresh water in the soil, as there is on Earth. We also need to know if there is humidity in the Mars atmosphere or if it contains only dry air.
There appears to be some localized water runoff on Mars.
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