Mar. 19th, 2019

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This article looks at how much of the world is water-stressed and how much more will become so by 2025 or so.  Remember: no water, no life, no exceptions.  All of civilization is based on water, because humans need it to survive.  Where there is not enough water, people first fight over it, and then they either die or leave.  They can't live where there is no water; the carrying capacity is limited by how many people the water can support.

So whenever you hear of a place running out of water, look at how many people live there.  Those people will either die or leave, and before they do either, they will probably get into pretty bad fights over the dwindling water supply.  Outsiders will likely give zero fucks ... until the leaving starts.  They really don't want that to happen.  They don't want foreigners trying to move in and live on their land and drink their water.

People should think ahead.  If you don't want to be overrun by millions of refugees, take steps to protect the global water supply while there is still enough of it for people to stay where they are.
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 Thanks to a donation from [personal profile] jeshyr, you can now read the end of "So Many Notes and Colors and Flavors."  Shiv tests the cookies! 

If anyone wants to open a new epic for microfunding, Shiv's thread is now an option.
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It's sunny and mild today.  I fed the birds.  Then I hauled 4 buckets of mulch to finish the base of the maple tree near the big mulch pile.  Birds are singing.  I saw a squirrel out this morning too. 

Lots of bulbs have sprouted, but many of those have been up since January or February.  :/  The snowdrops in the white garden are blooming, though, and the winter aconite in the goddess garden is budding too.  Maple buds are swelling.
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 ... has happened before without human intervention.  So if that happens again, for whatever reason, at the same time as climate change, then we are extra-special fucked instead of just fucked.

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