Monday, November 03, 2014
Running on Empty
It's not gasoline either. We're not that lucky. We're fast running out of something that eclipses fossil fuel in significance - groundwater. Underground water has been propping up the Green Revolution for decades. In our quest for ever more food we've been tapping into our aquifers, pumping for all we're worth. Now they're running dry.
The latest "bombshell" report comes courtesy of NASA but, as I read the news summary, I couldn't help but think of Maude Barlow who, for years, has been writing about this and telling anyone who would listen. Maybe NASA will get the world's attention.