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Re: The Drought Thread Pt. 4

Unread postPosted: Fri 04 May 2018, 09:07:40
by M_B_S
https://en.radiofarda.com/a/iran-water- ... 86602.html

IRAN:Millions Facing Water Shortages, Warns Energy Minister


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Iran is facing its harshest drought in the last 50 years, and nearly half the country’s population will soon face water shortages, according to the Energy Ministry.

“334 cities with 35 million people across Iran are currently struggling with water stress,” said Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian April 21 in a speech to top members of President Hassan Rouhani’s administration.

Classifying cities in three different categories, Ardakanian explained, “165 cities with 10.5 million people are in yellow, 62 cities with 6.8 million are in orange, and 107 cities with 17.2 million residents are in a red alert situation across Iran.”

Iran has been experiencing long cycles of drought for the last fifty years, with the average amount of precipitation per decade dropping from 250 to 217 millimeters during that time.
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Iran pays the price now for flooding the world with oil and gas!

Burning the own population to death thats a crime

=>CIVIL UNREST maybe Civil WAR looms

https://www.rferl.org/a/iran-farmer-pro ... 57028.html
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USA

https://www.greenbiz.com/article/colora ... lic-policy

France

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/0 ... e-accused/

Spain

http://www.fruitnet.com/eurofruit/artic ... -expansion

More

https://sanvada.com/2018/04/16/spain-mo ... er-crisis/

Re: The Drought Thread Pt. 4

Unread postPosted: Sun 06 May 2018, 09:46:01
by vox_mundi
Nearly 200 Wild Horses Dead Amid Southwest Drought

Approximately 191 feral horses have been found dead in a stock pond on Navajo land in northern Arizona, according to Navajo leaders, who attributed the death to ongoing drought and famine.

"These animals were searching for water to stay alive. In the process, they unfortunately burrowed themselves into the mud and couldn't escape because they were so weak," Navajo Nation Vice President Jonathan Nez said in a statement on Thursday.

Some of the horses were found thigh- to neck-deep in the mud at the stock pond in Gray Mountain, according to Nina Chester, a staff assistant for the office of the president and vice president.

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Russell Begaye, president of the Navajo Nation tribe, said Tuesday via Twitter:
"This is only the beginning. The Navajo Nation has over 70,000 feral horses."


Re: The Drought Thread Pt. 4

Unread postPosted: Sun 06 May 2018, 12:49:46
by Outcast_Searcher
vox_mundi wrote:Nearly 200 Wild Horses Dead Amid Southwest Drought

Approximately 191 feral horses have been found dead in a stock pond on Navajo land in northern Arizona, according to Navajo leaders, who attributed the death to ongoing drought and famine.


What, no giant red font for this?

Wouldn't it be more appropriate to just point out the extent and severity of the current drought in the US Southwest. Like: affecting 7 states, all with areas of exceptional drought?

A 5 second Google search yielded hits like this:

https://www.weatherbug.com/news/Weekly-Drought-Update

Because while sad about the horses, the state of one stock pond tells me very little about the Southwest, just as Senator Inhofe's infamous snowball tells very little about climate change.

Re: The Drought Thread Pt. 4

Unread postPosted: Fri 25 May 2018, 18:20:08
by dohboi
http://endoftheamericandream.com/archiv ... -the-1930s

Is this better, OS?

Drought Conditions In The Southwest Are So Bad That They Are Already Being Compared To The Dust Bowl Of The 1930s

:) :)

Re: The Drought Thread Pt. 4

Unread postPosted: Wed 30 May 2018, 13:44:14
by Tuike
There seems to be some sort of drought in Finland. I don't have any drought maps, but May has been very warm and dry. Forest fire risk is very high in every part of the country. There has been an advice to leave a shallow bowl outside house filled with water, so hedgehogs and squirrels don't die to thirst.

Re: The Drought Thread Pt. 4

Unread postPosted: Sat 02 Jun 2018, 08:39:22
by Tanada
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Re: The Drought Thread Pt. 4

Unread postPosted: Sat 02 Jun 2018, 08:57:03
by Tuike
In the above map, half of Finland is in grey colour for some reason. In the same time, forest fire warning is all over the country.

Re: The Drought Thread Pt. 4

Unread postPosted: Sat 02 Jun 2018, 10:07:47
by dohboi
Yikes! Are people worried? Is that a usual thing there this time of year?

Re: The Drought Thread Pt. 4

Unread postPosted: Sat 02 Jun 2018, 10:18:25
by Tuike
dohboi wrote:Yikes! Are people worried? Is that a usual thing there this time of year?


Maybe farmers are worried, but others go to beach. This is highly unusual. Normally there are three days in May, where temperature is above +25C. This years May, there were 14 days where temps were above +25C.
Source in Finnish

Re: The Drought Thread Pt. 4

Unread postPosted: Sat 02 Jun 2018, 11:19:55
by dohboi
Here in Minnesota, we just had a string of days above 90 degree F (~32C)...that never happened before here in May.

Cool again now, though, with lots of nice rain for the garden! :)

Re: The Drought Thread Pt. 4

Unread postPosted: Mon 04 Jun 2018, 04:55:49
by vox_mundi
Bottled Water Is Selling for Nearly 50 Bucks a Case After a Panic in Oregon’s Capital City

Gov. Kate Brown called on the Oregon National Guard to tow in large, portable water holding tanks to ease the bottled water shortage in Salem.

For the past two days, Oregon's state capital has been without safe drinking water, forcing people to drive to neighboring cities to fill water canisters and purchase bottles for as much as $47 a case at gas station convenience stores.

An outside lab confirmed on Saturday that an algae bloom had added cyanotoxins—which can cause vomiting, stomach upset, diarrhea, and liver and kidney damage—to Detroit Reservoir, the city's water supply, the Statesman Journal first reported. An alert did not go out to Salem residents until Tuesday afternoon.

A confusing default notification was sent in error on Tuesday evening to a large number of Oregon cell phones.
"Civil Emergency in this area until 11:28 pm," the push notification read. "Prepare for Action."

That sparked widespread confusion—then panic. Some people began planning retreats to nuclear war bunkers, while others joked about an impending apocalypse.

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... There were a solid 9 minutes where I was predicting our impending “civil emergency” demise. Was the purge starting? Were aliens visiting Corvallis? Was the big earthquake coming? Was Trump planning a trip here? Oh... nope, just some nasty dirty water in Salem.



Climate Change Projected To Significantly Increase Harmful Algal Blooms In US Freshwaters

... "Some of the biggest CyanoHAB impacts will occur in more rural regions, such as those in the Southeast and Midwest - areas that don't often come up in conversation about unavoidable effects of climate change," said Steven C. Chapra, Ph.D., lead author and Louis Berger Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the School of Engineering at Tufts. "The impact of climate change goes way beyond warmer air temperatures, rising sea levels and melting glaciers."

"Our study shows that higher water temperature, changes in rainfall, and increased nutrient inputs will combine to cause more frequent occurrence of harmful algal blooms in the future," he added.

It has been estimated that lakes and reservoirs serving as drinking water sources for 30 million to 48 million Americans may be contaminated periodically by algal toxins. Researchers cited an example in 2014, when nearly 500,000 residents of Toledo, Ohio, lost access to drinking water after water drawn from Lake Erie revealed the presence of cyanotoxins.

Re: The Drought Thread Pt. 4

Unread postPosted: Tue 12 Jun 2018, 08:34:17
by dohboi
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(Double click and pick 'view image' if you can't see the whole thing)

The SW is looking pretty dry! Is anyone from, or visiting, the four corners region to confirm how dry it is and how people are reacting to those conditions?

Of course, I always wonder in those basically desert regions, how much you even notice the difference between the usual aridity and anomalous extreme drought...

Re: The Drought Thread Pt. 4

Unread postPosted: Wed 20 Jun 2018, 11:48:51
by Tuike
Forest fire warning has been removed for most of the country. I guess drought is over.

Re: The Drought Thread Pt. 4

Unread postPosted: Tue 26 Jun 2018, 14:17:55
by Tuike
Rain came too late. Half of crops is lost in some parts.
Link in Finnish

Re: The Drought Thread Pt. 4

Unread postPosted: Tue 26 Jun 2018, 15:15:03
by Newfie
Interesting stuff. Google translate not good but i get the meaning.

Re: The Drought Thread Pt. 4

Unread postPosted: Tue 03 Jul 2018, 02:55:22
by M_B_S
http://www.sfweekly.com/topstories/whil ... came-back/

While Nobody Was Looking, the Drought Came Back
We can be forgiven, considering what a couple of weeks it's been — but wildfire season started early.

Peter Lawrence KaneMon Jul 2nd, 2018 10:25pm

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My name is Nobody .... :twisted:

PEAK OIL!

Re: The Drought Thread Pt. 4

Unread postPosted: Tue 03 Jul 2018, 12:31:25
by M_B_S
WATER WARS

Snow Job: Iran Accuses Its Enemies Of 'Stealing Clouds' To Create Drought

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A senior Iranian official has accused Iran’s foreign enemies, including Israel, of modifying the weather in the country in order to create drought.

“Foreigners are suspected of intervening in the country’s climate," Gholamreza Jalali, the head of Iran’s Passive Defense Organization, a subdivision of the armed forces, said on July 2 in the Iranian capital, Tehran.
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https://www.rferl.org/a/snow-job-iran-a ... 33351.html
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Jaja we told you so :

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Re: The Drought Thread Pt. 4

Unread postPosted: Wed 04 Jul 2018, 19:01:23
by M_B_S

Re: The Drought Thread Pt. 4

Unread postPosted: Thu 05 Jul 2018, 06:09:38
by Newfie
So what do you do with it once you get it there?

https://qz.com/1321034/cape-town-day-ze ... ctica/amp/

But it won’t be cheap as towing the iceberg alone could cost up to $100 million—a steep price for an operation with several questions remaining over its viability. However, Sloane says his team will undertake all the risk if the move is approved by Cape Town. “We’ve got private investors standing by on the wings to fund it,” he tells Quartz. Under that arrangement, Sloane and his partners will only charge a delivery fee if the operation is successful. it won’t be cheap as towing the iceberg alone could cost up to $100 million—a steep price for an operation with several questions remaining over its viability. However, Sloane says his team will undertake all the risk if the move is approved by Cape Town. “We’ve got private investors standing by on the wings to fund it,” he tells Quartz. Under that arrangement, Sloane and his partners will only charge a delivery fee if the operation is successful. his team will undertake all the risk if the move is approved by Cape Town. “We’ve got private investors standing by on the wings to fund it,” he tells Quartz. Under that arrangement, Sloane and his partners will only charge a delivery fee if the operation is successful.

Re: The Drought Thread Pt. 4

Unread postPosted: Thu 05 Jul 2018, 14:29:39
by onlooker
Iraq is Threatened by Catastrophic Drought


https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/07/04 ... c-drought/