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Yangtze shrinks as China's drought disrupts industry

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Stevicus, Aug 19, 2022.

  1. Stevicus

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    Yangtze shrinks as China's drought disrupts industry (msn.com)

    A world-wide drought, it seems.

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    Wow, it looks like the water levels are getting pretty low.

    Thousands of factories had to temporarily shut down.

    They said it was the driest summer in six decades.
     
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    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    My schadenfreude lobe is lighting up.
     
  3. sun rise

    sun rise Śvāna Dharma
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    Given what is going on in the Western US now, I would not celebrate too soon.
     
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  4. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    No problem for me.
    BTW, my niece just moved from CO to MI in part
    to get away from the fires & drought over there.
    Let China suffer.
     
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    Same with the Rhine. Still, it's just weather isn't it. :rolleyes:
     
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  6. Revoltingest

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    Weather happening often enuf becomes climate.

    Hmmm....
    If you have a gaggle of weather scientists,
    does that make one climate scientist?
     
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  7. Stevicus

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    I read many years ago that one of the key resources which will be fought over in the future is fresh water.

    List of countries by total renewable water resources - Wikipedia

    Looks like Brazil has the largest supply of fresh water.

    Russia has the second largest supply, and the U.S. has the third largest supply.
     
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    Oh good, the UK is at 54, one above the Central African Republic.
     
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    There has been a lot of news here in the States that Lake Mead is so low that bodies continued to be uncovered. I was considering with the location of Lake Mead, Los Vegas, finding bodies should not be of any surprise.
     
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    Should people from other countries also celebrate if or when climate crisis strikes the U.S.? I know I won't be, but if governments' actions were justification for such schadenfreude, the U.S. would be near the top of the list of countries deserving it.

    China is home to almost two billion people. I'm not about to gloat over such a climate disaster affecting them just because their government is awful--especially when, unlike the U.S., they don't even get to vote for it.
     
  11. England my lionheart

    England my lionheart Rockerjahili Rebel
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    Israel has the best by desalination of sea water,supplies Jordan and Jordan supplies Israel with solar energy.
     
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    Schadenfreude happens.
    I never said that it was a good thing.
    But any economic woe they suffer could
    weaken their military, & benefit Taiwan.
    That would be god.
     
  13. Stevicus

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    But it could also make them more desperate. They may want our precious bodily fluids.
     
  14. Revoltingest

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    Not yours though.
    (They said so.)
     
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    Always picking on China
     
  16. Revoltingest

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    I pick on Russia too.
    And France.
     
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    Equal opportunity picker
     
  18. Stevicus

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    China plans cloud seeding to protect grain crop from drought | AP News

    33 Pros & Cons Of Cloud Seeding & Weather Modification - E&C (environmental-conscience.com)

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