Earth of Emergency

Lake Chad Disappearing

Above: Images of disappearing Lake Chad from Earth Observatory.

Today October 21, 2007 the State of Georgia declared a water supply emergency. And then there is Lake Chad in Africa where over 20 million people rely on the lake for water – it is almost on the verge of dissapearing. Finally, “Atlanta Shudders at Prospect of Empty Faucets” while California burns.

There has been a lot of news relating to water drying up in certain areas and flooding in others. Time for action is long overdue, we have to start mobilizing. We should use Iceland’s example of phasing out fossil fuels as an example. New York Times’s magazine article “The Future Is Drying Up” goes into great details.

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