Sharon Kleyne Asks Why Can’t We Collect More Rain

The World Has Experienced Climate Change Since the Beginning of Time Says Kleyne. Catching More Rain Would More Than Offset Global Warming Says Kleyne.

Water advocate and Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science® founder and director Sharon Kleyne has challenged world leaders and researchers to make water infrastructure their number one priority. Kleyne also insists that they discover and develop new water technology that will allow humanity to capture much more rainfall than it is currently doing. Kleyne believes that by doing so, coupled with the recent discoveries of untapped aquifers in Africa and California would effectively do a lot to lessen the impact of the global warming and dramatic climate change we have witnessed since the dawn of the industrial revolution.

Kleyne reminds people that the world and its watery atmosphere has always experienced climate change. “That’s nothing new,” said Kleyne. “Millions of years ago super volcanoes were polluting the atmosphere just like our automobile and industry carbon emissions do today.” This is a detail that watchdog organizations like NASA and the United Nations inconveniently overlook in their research and assessments that claim human activity accounts for the current global climate crisis. “What’s going on with the weather is natural,” said Kleyne. “It’s happened before and will happen again.”

Meanwhile, Kleyne sticks to her point that much relief could come our way if we redirected our focus onto collecting rain water and preserving and developing new aquifers and reservoirs. “The average person doesn’t take water seriously enough,” said Kleyne, “and world leaders and organizations like the UN have so far been reluctant to devote the necessary resources to education and new technology.” Without these resources, Kleyne believes that we will continue to waste vast quantities of fresh water as it runs off to the oceans.

And what happens as we lose more and more fresh water? According to Kleyne, illnesses increase on a global scale and cures become scarcer and scarcer as we treat symptoms rather than find and develop cures. Kleyne believes that we all must get more serious about health and water education. “We all need to be more proactive,” says Kleyne, “or we’ll be facing global epidemics and fresh water shortages like nothing we’ve ever seen before.”

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NASA/NOAA Climatologist Says Global Water Resources Disaster Can Be Averted

Retired NOAA/NASA Climatologist L. DeWayne Cecil, PhD, Discusses Global Water Politics on Sharon Kleyne Hour Radio Show

If management of Earth’s water resources continues on its present path, the results could be disastrous reports retired NOAA and NASA Climatologist L. DeWayne Cecil, PhD, The terrible effects of diminishing water resources and global drought, according to Dr, Cecil, are already seen in Yemen and Somalia. California, Nevada and Arizona may not be far behind, creating a grim world of chronic, widespread water scarcity. Fortunately, Dr. Cecil also believes that there may be reasons for optimism.

Dr. Cecil made his remarks on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water radio show, where he is a frequent guest. Dr. Cecil is currently employed by Global Science and Technology of Ashville, North Carolina

Sharon Kleyne, host of the globally syndicated Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water show, is Founder of Bio-Logic Aqua Research, a fresh water, atmospheric and health research and product development center. Natures Tears EyeMist is the Research Center’s global signature product for dry eyes. The show is broadcast on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel, Health and Wellness Channel, and Apple iTunes.

The main causes of water shortages, Dr. Cecil believes, tend to be more political and economic than environmental. Political causes can include greedy or impoverished governments unwilling or unable to spend money on water infrastructure; unscrupulous leaders who use water as a weapon of control; and water shortages as justification to attack other countries. Poor water infrastructure is the most frequent economic cause. In the United States, water shortages may result from governments not willing to work together and from shortsightedness in planning for the future of water resources.

Dr. Cecil and Sharon Kleyne both emphasize that without water, life on Earth could not survive. Dr. Cecil noted that the resolution of human conflict regarding water is made more difficult because chronic physical dehydration from drinking too little water can cause an increase in stress, aggression and anger. Abundant water and good nutrition has the opposite effect.

Dr. Cecil cited that Salt Lake Valley in Utah as an area struggling with water resource allocation. Projections are that by 2035, the snow pack in the adjacent Wasatch Mountains will decrease by one-third while the valley population will double. Meanwhile, according to Cecil, annual drought in the United States, which used to be confined to the arid West (California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico and Texas), now includes Colorado, Georgia and Alabama.

Under the George W. Bush administration, Dr. Cecil noted, an attempt was made to discover ways to counteract the global water crisis through engineering – building more dams and pipelines. Barak Obama places a greater emphasis on conservation. Under his approach, if using a beneficial resource, such as a river, is discovered to be harmful to the environment, rather than seek ways to mitigate the harm, they would simply make it illegal to use the resource.

Such an approach is of little benefit to people in Somalia, for example, which lacks basic water, food, shelter, clothing, medical care and sanitation.

The places to start in solving the global water resources problem, according to Dr. Cecil and Sharon Kleyne, are: (1) Population control. (2) The use of technology to increase the amount of available fresh water on the globe. (3) Making fresh water a basic human right available to everyone at no cost.

The reason for Dr Cecil’s is that a few places in the world with chronic water shortages have solved their problem. The densely populated island nation of Singapore is the best example. Despite recent extend drought, Singapore has not cut back on its water allotments.

Dr. Cecil and Sharon Kleyne believe that if properly and innovatively managed, with people working together, there should be enough water for everyone. Despite the current drought in many parts of the globe, according to Cecil and Kleyne, humans on Earth n Earth have the ability and knowledge right now to avoid a global water disaster.

The question is, will the people in charge act in time or will they bicker and drag their heels until it’s too late?

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Alarming Trends in the Global Fresh Water Supply

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®

Capturing rain.

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 effects 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.

Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water.

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Weather Extremes Increasing With Climate Change

Aiguo Dai, PhD (Boulder, CO), National Center for Atmospheric Research. “Is climate change about to catch up to us?”

Dr. Dai, an Atmospheric Scientist, became interested in climate change when he moved to the US from China in 1990. He believes that climate is a global issue affecting nearly everyone.

Sharon Kleyne observed that climate is always changing and asked about the role of water in climate change. According to Dr. Dai, Earth’s climate had been relatively stable for the last 10,000 years (Earth is four billion years old) but weather has been more active over the last 200 years, with rapid warming and changing atmospheric streams. Some wildlife species have been unable to adapt. It is unclear how much, if any, is human caused.

Mrs. Kleyne notes that we must live with Earth no matter what and that in general, humans are not good at this.

Dr. Dai notes that river flow volume is decreasing in many regions worldwide, creating water stress among most living organisms. With population growth, demand for fresh water is simultaneously increasing, particularly for drinking and agriculture.

Mrs. Kleyne believes that the solution is to educate the public about the needs for conservation and for human activities that are less environmentally damaging. Dr. Dai adds that the consequences of doing nothing are extremely dire and that the situation will not improve on its own. We must change our consumption habits, and we must store and conserve water.

Sharon Kleyne then asked Dr. Dai about the Yellow River in China. It is extremely polluted, often toxic and prone to immense flooding (for the last thousand miles, it flows between natural levees, at an elevation higher than the surrounding plain). It also feeds an extremely fertile region. Water flow in the Yellow River has been diminishing for 200 years. These problems are both human caused and natural.

Sharon wondered how China influences the rest of the world and if we in the US can help in any way. Dr. Dai noted that change in China is very slow and that they are beginning to ship water from the Yangtze, in the south, and to dig deeper water wells. He is an advocate of wind farms for power. There is much drift of China’s polluted air to countries such as South Korea and Japan who have much stricter air quality standards.

Sharon noted that draught can contribute to air temperature, and to air and water pollution. Drought effect the amount of humidity in the air and the surface temperature of lakes and oceans, which affect the rate of evaporation. Theoretically, the cycle is self-correcting, since more evaporation means more rain.

Some polluted water may be OK for irrigation but not for drinking.

Conclusion: The United States has been fortunate in its weather for the past 50 years. That may change in the next 10 to 20 years as energy extremes. created by the increased weather activity, express themselves.

Water, Global Warming and International Boundaries

(Note: World Water Week, sponsored by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), is an annual global conference that takes place in Stockholm each August. It’s focus on the global water crisis, healthy water and sanitation, water and natural health, water diseases, worldwide drought, climate change and natural health is compatible with the mission of the Sharon Kleyne Hour. Flavia Loures is a specialist in International water law and policy for the World Wildlife Fund, which is vitally interested on the impact of the global water crisis on human and animal health and demographics.)

Ms. Loures lives in Washington DC and was interviewed from Stockholm, Sweden, where she was participating in World Water Week – 2010. Her topic was “Transboundary Water,” or water that crosses international borders (she was born in Brazil). Flavia has been attending World Water Week since 2006 and believes that it is creating global awareness and momentum.

There is an extensive body of international law regarding shared water between nations and the world could come together, if the countries involved were willing, to settle most regional water wars. In Stockholm, they tend to take an “internationalist” point of view whereas on the ground, people tend to be more fiercely nationalistic. Continue reading “Water, Global Warming and International Boundaries”

Marine Geology, Climate and Sea Level

Guest: Mahlon C. Kennicutt II, PhD (College Station, TX), Professor of Oceanography, Texas A and M University. “The effect of oceans on human life.”

Dr. Kennicutt is a professor of oceanography at Texas A and M University with a specialty in oceans and climate change.

If Earth’s climate warms and the polar ice melts, he says, seal levels could rise and over several decades, they could rise substantially. He believes that greenhouse gases from human activity (cars and factories) are affecting Earth’s thermostat. These pollutants are quickly distributed over the globe and carry trapped energy which tends to melt ice.

Continue reading “Marine Geology, Climate and Sea Level”

Solar and Wind Energy and the Safety of Nuclear Energy

Joseph Fray, (San Jose, CA), author, “Solar and wind energy and the safety of nuclear energy.”

Joseph Fray is a retired engineer and an expert on nuclear energy. He believes the government is not using common sense and that carbon capture and global warming are peripheral to the main issue, which are the widespread use for coal for electricity and gasoline for transportation. 50% of US electricity comes from coal and each of the country’s 500 coal burning power plants burns an average of four-million tons of coal annually. This causes numerous health problems and many premature deaths. Each coal plant produces five tons of uranium dust annually. Continue reading “Solar and Wind Energy and the Safety of Nuclear Energy”