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Water💧Too much or too little


written by Alexis McCarthy Floods & Drought💧🔥

  • Declared flood disasters in the US in 2022

  • Alaska, Missouri, Kentucky, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, Puerto Rico, Washington💧

  • In the U.S. floods kill more people each year than tornadoes, hurricanes or lightning



  • Pakistan- recent flooding: 33 million people displaced 1,000+ dead

  • 47% of the EU territory is in drought Warning conditions and 17% is in drought Alert conditions

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Water🚰

  • As climate change boosts risks, water insecurity is growing – and needs a plan (IWMI)

  • The U.S. population has doubled over the past 50 years, while our thirst for water has tripled. With at least 40 states anticipating water shortages by 2024, the need to conserve water is critical (EPA)

  • 10 ways to save water at home

  1. Turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth

  2. Run washing machine/ dishwasher when you have a full load

  3. Use a low flow shower head and faucet aerators

  4. Fix leaks

  5. Install a dual flush/low flow toilet

  6. Don’t overwater your lawn or water during peak periods

  7. Install a rain barrel for outdoor watering

  8. Plant a rain garden/catch stormwater runoff from your roof+.

  9. Monitor your water usage and get a home water audit

  10. Share your knowledge with your neighbors



How does climate change affect heavy rain? It all starts with the release of greenhouse gasses like carbon dioxide and methane. As humans keep burning fossil fuels, the atmosphere gets hotter. That hot air holds more water vapor, and so when it rains, it rains harder (NPR). The air can generally hold around 7% more moisture for every 1C of temperature rise. As such, a world that is around 4C warmer than the pre-industrial era would have around 28% more water vapour in the atmosphere. But this increased moisture will not fall evenly across the planet. Some areas will see increased precipitation, while other areas are expected to see less due to shifting weather patterns and other factors.(Ref)

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August and the dog days of summer are here and winding down. Adapting to our current conditions is essential. Acting accordingly is necessary. Finding joy and levity is also crucial. Get close to nature. Enjoy it. Appreciate it. Love it. Save it. Share your stories with others through community with joy. Be the light and the hope. In the midst of death, life persists; in the midst of untruth, truth persists; in the midst of darkness, light persists. (Indian lawyer and social activist Mahatma Gandhi)

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