Monday, August 06, 2012

Water, Water, Where Exactly?

This image is an absolute eye-opener.   We think of Earth as the Blue Planet, literally covered in water - fresh, saltwater or frozen.   So, just how much water do we really have to go around?   This much:

This picture shows the size of a sphere that would contain all of Earth’s water in comparison to the size of the Earth. The blue sphere sitting on the United States, reaching from about Salt Lake City, Utah to Topeka, Kansas, has a diameter of about 860 miles (about 1,385 kilometers) , with a volume of about 332,500,000 cubic miles (1,386,000,000 cubic kilometers). The sphere includes all the water in the oceans, seas, ice caps, lakes and rivers as well as groundwater, atmospheric water, and even the water in you, your dog, and your tomato plant.


Anonymous said...

Well yes. That's why greedy government are very busy contaminating, all of our clean underground drinking water. Poisoning, lakes, rivers and streams. We have all of that lovely water, used for fracking, obscene amounts of water,for the dirty tar sands. Contaminating, the huge Athabasca watershed, because of the dirty tar sands. Dumping toxic mine waste into lakes.

It's very true what they say. Man is the most destructive animal on earth, and the most stupid one at that.

Anonymous said...

Is it greedy government or greedy companies the government allows to act in an unethical manner? For example...the FDA is going outlaw the consumption of walnuts...look for that one. It is very interesting.

ScruffyDan said...

A few similar images. My Favourite is the one of the total amount of fresh water. It is truly eye opening

The Mound of Sound said...

Hey, Dan. Thanks for those. Yes, the freshwater bubble is eye opening.