I’ve stated in the past, that after we get over this ridiculous conversation about CO2 the totalitarian Malthusian misanthropists will come after our water, next. For a while, I thought it may be a non-starter, but maybe not. I thought it would be a non-starter because eventually, the climate discussion will have to move from CO2 to H2O.
I mean, virtually everything in the climate discussion comes down to H2O. Most prevalent, most spectrum absorbing GHG? H2O. Snow, ice, clouds, ENSO, sea level, AO, AMO, OHC, droughts, floods…. all of this has to do with H2O. So, logically, by the time this climate discussion is over, we’ll have much more knowledge about what water is, what it does, how it acts and reacts….. So, it would stand to reason that they wouldn’t have much to go on in coming after our water.
Oh, did I say virtually? In case you’ve missed it, there is a term we need to familiarize ourselves with, “virtual water”. Virtual water is an insipidly stupid concept which refers, in the context of trade, to the water used in the production of a good or service. In other words, how much water is used to produce X,Y, or Z, such as wheat, or plastic production…. what ever …. So, when the U.S. exports said wheat, even though the water isn’t in it anymore, we are said to be exporting virtual water. Whereas places like Japan import virtual water.
At Yale, e360 gives a little shout-out to the “global phenomenon known as virtual water that researchers say could place pressure on finite water supplies in some nations”. It references a “science” article which has the very alarming claim “humans used about 9087 cubic kilometers of fresh water—enough to flood the entire state of California with a little more than 21.4 meters of water—each year during that decade”!!!!!!!
This is fascinatingly facetious. This is as dumb as the the contention that paper beats rock in paper, scissors, rock!<—— must read!!)
Let me ‘splain this. When I pick up my 12 pack of beer, it still has real H2O in it. But, it also has a lot of “virtual water” in it as well; it’s in the paper, the glue for the label, the pastic/glass for the bottling, the hops, the barely…etc….. So, as I’m cruising home on back roads and as I’m drinking my beer with both real and virtual water in it. If I take long enough, I’ll stop and empty my bladder, we have a technical term for this, but its commonly known as pissing. It is mostly real water. It goes down the ditch, into slews and creeks and rivers and mixes well with the piss of other critters like, cows, deer, raccoons, and other redneck beer drinkers.…. it evaporates, goes up in the sky and some of it forms clouds. Sometimes, these will form to rain clouds and drift over New Haven, Connecticut. On warm summer days when you cute Yalie couples are playing in the rain, remember when you look up and open your mouth to catch the rain drops………….
That’s what happens to real water…… for the virtual water, we’ll get Link to go to the store and buy the blue potion.