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More People, Less Water; Hotter Global Warming, No Water, Part 2

posted by Jael Ever @ 14:33 PM
August 9, 2011

 While it is not broadcast in most major media outlets, in some parts of the Southwestern United States, drought conditions are worse than the famed Dust Bowl of the 1930s.  Like poisons bringing slow death, these drought conditions will eventually affect the nation’s economy, much of its social life, and exacerbate its often hidden dwindling supply of water.  And amidst continuing political hoopla, there is no mention of coming catastrophes, or solutions to prevent them.

        A month ago, the American Geophysical Union stated:  “72% of Texas is now in exceptional drought and the long range weather pattern is looking very dry and hot. If you include Oklahoma, and the other South Central states, then nearly 50% of the region is now at the most extreme drought stage.”  And it has only gotten worse since that report.

 Because this summer’s heat wave has destroyed agricultural output in states from Florida to Arizona, it is having a calamitous affect on the nation’s economy.
Andrew Freedman writes in The Washington Post, “The drought has cost the struggling U.S. economy upward of $1.5 billion and counting, largely from agricultural impacts.”  There has already been a tremendous selloff of cattle, because ranchers simply do not have available water to keep them alive.  Across the region, wheat, corn, cotton and other crops are severely affected.  Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples, reports that “More than 2 million acres of Texas farmland have been abandoned due to the exceptional dryness.”  CNN says that seven other states are 85% abnormally dry.  Thus food prices will rise this fall and winter, but there will affects will also be seen around the world.

 Plans for summer vacation spots are also canceled due to this weather.  The New York Times reports that fishing tournaments are now canceled in Florida and Mississippi because water levels are just too low.  And in Georgia, fish and wildlife officials are pumping water back into creeks to keep two species of mussels from going into extinction.  Meanwhile, Mary Fallin, Governor of Oklahoma, has banned outdoor burning throughout the state, including “campfires, bonfires, fireworks and setting fire to trash, grass, woods or other materials outdoors.”

 On the other hand, Reuters says “The persistent drought in the south comes even as too much rain has been falling to the north. . . . Heavy rains and a deep melting snowpack from a snowy winter have led to historic water levels . . .”  While these exceptional weather patterns are tied to man-made Global Warming, another reason coincides:  God is speaking to the United States.  Bible prophecies state:  “. . . I have withholden the rain from you, when there were yet three months to the harvest: and I caused it to rain upon one city, and caused it not to rain upon another city: one piece was rained upon, and the piece whereupon it rained not withered” (Amos 4: 7).  If this nation is to repent at all, it is time for urgent prayer!

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