Alarm bells toll for human civilization as world’s 12th largest mega-city to run out of water in just 60 days

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The city of Sao Paulo is home to 20 million Brazilians, making it the 12th largest mega-city on a planet dominated by shortsighted humans. Shockingly, it has only 60 days of water supply remaining. The city “has about two months of guaranteed water supply remaining as it taps into the second of three emergency reserves,” reports Reuters. [1]

Technical reserves have already been released, and as the city enters the heavy water use holiday season, its 20 million residents are riding on a fast-track collision course with severe water rationing and devastating disruptions.

But this isn’t a story about Sao Paulo; it’s a report that dares to point out that human societies are incredibly shortsighted and nearly incapable of sustainably populating planet Earth. In numerous regions around the world — including California, India, Oklahoma, Brazil, China and many more — human populations are rapidly out-growing the capacity of their local water systems. Even though keeping populations alive requires food… and growing food requires water… almost no nation or government in the world seems to be able to limit water consumption of local populations to levels which are sustainable in the long term.

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1 thought on “Alarm bells toll for human civilization as world’s 12th largest mega-city to run out of water in just 60 days”

  1. The problem is we have plenty of water. But none of it is fit to drink.
    6/7ths of the planet is covered in the stuff. It is in the form of oceans. Those oceans contain far too much salt and minerals for the water to be usable as drinking water. That doesn’t even start to explain the mercury dumped into the oceans over the years.
    The other problem is our entire atmosphere is dependent on the oceans to provide plant life that changes carbon dioxide back into breathable oxygen on a regular basis. That plant life has to be protected at any cost.
    Many communities are thinking about crossing the line. They want to make the ocean water usable for non-drinking purposes like flushing toilets. Most modern toilets have went from a 5 gallon tank to something about half or less. The purpose being to flush the toilet. I suggest that all of these communities with water problems need to do just that. They need a parallel water system for the other uses we put water to.
    But think about it. Every time we flush a toilet you use 2 gallons of water. Multiply that by the number of homes and you have a lot of water going to waste everywhere.
    This is basic engineering.
    Other appliances in the home also use a lot of water. Such as your washing machine that you wash your clothes in or your dishwasher.
    What has to happen short term is that all of that has to go away until the crisis is resolved.
    I suggest solar furnaces but that solution will not work unless it is done on a massive basis. That also means increasing the water in the form of natural cloud formation, that in turn provides rain. So what has changed? I suggest Brazil has been cutting down the rain forests at a rate that is destroying the planet in the process.
    The amazon river is one of the biggest in the world if not the largest. So what are they doing with all that water?
    Our local communities are experiencing this drought condition for a reason. What is it?
    I suggest the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is one cause. I think when you change the surface tension with oil then the rain clouds do not form. So entire areas of the United States no longer receive their annual rain. That is just a gut feeling on my part. I might be entirely wrong.
    As that surface tension goes back to normal, then the rain will occur. We have had plenty of rain here in the midwest this year. And we had a lot of snow storms last year. Probably looking at some fairly high levels of snow this year too.
    I suggest that they will go from no rain to a lot of rain. But that will occur only when the plug keeping this from happening goes away.
    I predict that will happen. I suggest there will be too much rain.

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