How Climate Change will Impact
like carbon dioxide, steadily increasing in our
atmosphere over past decades, are changing global
weather patterns. More and stronger storms, hurricanes,
tornadoes and droughts are evidence that global warming is not
a theory but rather the story of cause and effect.
It will take time to
change our energy sources from polluting coal and oil
to renewable solar and wind, so expect weather abnormalities to
continue, probably for decades. The availability of fresh water
is already being affected.
Summer heat drives
moisture from the soil in normal weather, so hotter
summers mean extreme soil dehydration, drought, and dropping
water tables, which leave wells dry and aquifers
sooner, and precipitation which used to fall as snow
falls as rain and flows away, instead of recharging ground
wells and spread disease. Stronger storms are causing
flooding in many parts of the US and other countries, often
leaving wells unusable.
supplies may suffer interruptions, leaving
people without water. Those without a backup water system
will face hardship. Prepare now, by installing a rainwater