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Climate Change and Drought Causing Dehydration of Humans and Planet Says Water Researcher Sharon Kleyne

Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water Radio Host Reports Similarities between Global Climate Change and Human Dehydration

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"California farms are experiencing the worst dehydration in state history."

Water researcher and radio host Sharon Kleyne would like to see the words "drought" and "climate change," in the English language, replaced by the world "dehydration." Kleyne's word, she believes, better describes the current water situation on much of the planet. There are numerous similarities between global climate change, widespread drought, desertification, long-term changes in atmospheric water vapor, and the symptoms of dehydration disease experienced by humans, Kleyne has discovered.

Climate Change and Drought Causing Dehydration of Humans and Planet Says Water Researcher Sharon Kleyne

Kleyne is Founder of Bio-Logic Aqua Research, a global research and technology center specializing in and fresh water, the atmosphere and dehydration. Nature's Tears® EyeMist® is her company's signature product for dry eyes. Kleyne's globally syndicated Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water radio show is heard on VoiceAmerica and Apple iTunes.


Kleyne defines "dehydration disease" as the "loss of body water with accompanying disruption of metabolic processes."

Earth's miracle, Kleyne believes, is water recycling. On Mars, water evaporating from rocks simply floats off into space. Earth supports a myriad of life forms because its water is constantly recycled. Surface water rises into the air through evaporation to form humidity and clouds, which accumulate in the upper atmosphere and are then return as precipitation.

The body mirrors this in microcosm by also recycling its water - sending used water back into the environment and replacing it with new water. Kleyne notes that like Earth, the human body has an "underground" (the inner organs and muscles), a "surface" where water is exchanged (the skin, lungs and eyes) and an atmosphere (a thin, easily disrupted humidity layer surrounding the body).

The dehydration disease now affecting our planet is spreading and intensifying, Kleyne warns. . The process of "desertification," the transformation of dry, semi-desert areas to true deserts virtually devoid of vegetation is accelerating. Two billion of Earth's seven billion people live in dry, semi desert areas vulnerable to desertification.

Mild dehydration in humans, according to Kleyne, is easily cured with a few glasses of water. Severe or chronic dehydration is less easily cured because dehydration can trigger several secondary diseases. The disease process can become self-perpetuating because many of these secondary disease, such as flu and diarrhea, are themselves dehydrating. Once the cycle takes hold, curing it can involve far more that just drinking a little extra water. Kleyne believes that science will eventually discover that all disease ultimately traces to dehydration.

With soils, mild dehydration is alleviated by a little extra rain. As the situation deepens, according to Kleyne, changes in Earth's metabolic processes may be triggered. There may be a disruption of the amount and quality of water vapor reaching the atmosphere, which in turn effects weather cycles. Or there may be a disruption of the microorganisms and organic matter in the soil that holds water and enables plants to grow. The long term effect of large scale irrigating and ground water extraction are still not well understood. But as with human dehydration, as the situation worsens, recovery becomes extremely difficult and complex.

To avoid dehydration, Kleyne recommends that adult humans drink at least eight full glasses of fresh water per day, in addition to all other fluid intake. Begin with two full glasses upon rising. Drink the water in full glasses rather than sipping it. Warm water is more likely to be retained than cold water. Children should drink one half their body weight in ounces per day (so a 40 pound child should drink 20 ounces of water).

Kleyne also recommends that scientists and the public begin calling global climate change, disrupted weather patterns and extended drought what they really are - dehydration disease of the planet.

Dryland areas cited by Kleyne as in danger of desertification: Central Africa between the Sahara, Kalahari and Somali Deserts. Large areas of Central Asia between the Iranian and Gobi deserts, including much of the former Soviet Union. Areas adjacent to Australia's Great Victoria Desert. Areas of the Middle East not already desert, including parts of Turkey, Jordan, Iraq and Iran. Central China adjacent to the Gobi Desert. Areas adjacent to South America's Patagonian Desert. Parts of the United States including the Great Plains and intermountain areas north of the Great Basin Desert. Mush of this is human caused.

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