Skip to comments.Scientists Discover Massive Freshwater Reserves Underneath The Ocean Floor
Posted on 12/05/2013 6:52:52 AM PST by blam
Scientists Discover Massive Freshwater Reserves Underneath The Ocean Floor
Agence France Presse
Dec. 5, 2013, 7:22 AM
Australian researchers said Thursday they had established the existence of vast freshwater reserves trapped beneath the ocean floor which could sustain future generations as current sources dwindle.
Lead author Vincent Post, from Australia's Flinders University, said that an estimated 500,000 cubic kilometres (120,000 cubic miles) of low-salinity water had been found buried beneath the seabed on continental shelves off Australia, China, North America and South Africa.
"The volume of this water resource is a hundred times greater than the amount we've extracted from the Earth's sub-surface in the past century since 1900," said Post of the study, published in the latest edition of Nature.
"Freshwater on our planet is increasingly under stress and strain so the discovery of significant new stores off the coast is very exciting.
"It means that more options can be considered to help reduce the impact of droughts and continental water shortages."
UN Water, the United Nations' water agency, estimates that water use has been growing at more than twice the rate of population in the last century due to demands such as irrigated agriculture and meat production.
More than 40 percent of the world's population already live in conditions of water scarcity. By 2030, UN Water estimates that 47 percent of people will exist under high water stress.
Post said his team's findings were drawn from a review of seafloor water studies done for scientific or oil and gas exploration purposes.
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There is water at the bottom of the ocean
Remove the water, carry the water
Remove the water from the bottom of the ocean
Letting the days go by, let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by, water flowing underground
Into the blue again, after the money’s gone
Once in a lifetime, water flowing underground
Into the blue again, into silent water
Think I’ll go water the line.
But I can already see the eco-freaks lining up to protest water mining below the ocean floor since it could possibly make the floors collapse and lower the sea levels. Think of all the docks from Fiji to Long Beach which would be rendered useless by a substantial drop in the sea levels.
7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
"In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, on the seventeenth day of the second monthon that day all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened." Genesis 7:11
One of the oldest translated text is; from abundance he took abundance and there was still abundance.
This issue today is the thinking that abundance does not exist and everything is going away and we are destroying the planet but it is a lie, we are not - look at the peak oil fears, we have more oil then the world can use in a 1,000 years - water - more then ever, it is government, thinking they are God can control resources that push this terrible though.
I have to say that the premise that we’re running out of water is getting really old. Last time I checked the evaporation cycle still worked and we periodically got rain and snow. Hence, water doesn’t run out. Now there are places which are naturally arid, and more people live than the local water supply can really support, but that is not an issue of water shortage planet wide by any means. There is also a shortage of potable water in the third world, but again, that’s owing to a lack of infrastructure.
I’d really like to see the various green alarmists boiled in oil for their continual stream of manufactured crises which they use as justification to curtail freedoms.
That’s their agenda.
Government, and liberals, don’t seek to control resources -
they seek to control people.
Obviously these scientists are wrong because that would mean that parts of the Bible might actually be true. /sarcasm
Well, how did I get here?
Well, don’t you know? Water is a zero sum game. The evil capitalists are making it all disappear and hoarding it until the prices go up sufficiently to suit them.
So those WWII sailors on the raft out in the middle of the ocean in the book, Sea of Sharks, that thought they could dive down and get fresh water had it right after all. Who woulda thunk it?
I thought about that too
“And where is all this water supposedly disappearing to?”
Isn’t that one of the laws of physics? That matter sometimes just, like, you know, disappears?