Daily Mail: When people talk about our water supply running out, it's often difficult to imagine - but according to the U.S. government's Geological Survey, all the water on Earth would fit into an 860-mile-wide bubble.
The world's water supply wont run out for a very very very very long time. I mean, you should still save water, but not to save the world's supply...
EDIT: Probably should've replied to SJIND, not you. Sorry. Water in itself will never run out. Safe drinkable water is at jeopardy though.
Oh No! that can't be good... *_*
It depends in which country you are staying... In some places you won't get pure drinkable water, but still people use that only. In future this situation might come everywhere... So dont waste water... SAVE
Damn.. That gave me an idea for a really good movie Extra terrestrials invade and put all our H20 in a giant bubble ,Epic futuristic ship battles mass effect style but seriously THAT'S IT lol WOW
America stealing the worlds water? Over my dead body!
your right, your too dehydrated to fight us.
Oh please, if Canada decided to opt out of us giving you Hydro you'd be doomed.
Lol Canada thinks they are needed. Bwahahaha
^LOL the only reason Canada can do ANYTHING is because they are located next to the United States......thats coming from someone who lives in the UK...
haha im just joking around, but still canada pretty much doesnt exist to the rest of the world.. lol..
Is that it? I thought it would be much bigger. Maybe a gigantic bubble half the size of Earth itself.
When we say that planet "Earth" should be called "Water", as it's actually 75% water, we're talking about the surface aspect. Only the shallow surface of Earth has any water. If you we could cut the whole world in half, step back, and look to the whole picture, oceans would look like not much more than 3 small puddles. That giant ball wouldn't be much more impressive if was made of all the soil (dirt and rocks) either... We're basically a still hot ball of lava floating in the space, only that the surface has cooled down and solidified. The metalic nuclei of the planet, although really small compared to the diameter of the Earth, would be a much bigger ball than all of the surface and astenosphere together.
At least there wouldn't be over population any more, you could live where ever you wanted.
cant you already do that?
Not in the sense I'm talking about, sure you could get a boat and live somewhere but I'm talking about living like we do now.
That's actually pretty scary.
Scared of that? But that's all the water! 95~97% of that water is salt water, which is pretty much useless to us. And the 3~5% which is fresh water is not exactly readily accessible. Only something like 0.5% of the fresh water is on the surface as rivers, lakes, swamps, etc. Most of all the fresh water, 68%, is frozen in icebergs, icecaps, mountain tops, etc. 30% is buried as groundwater, aquifers or simply soil moisture. The rest is pretty much in the atmosphere as either vapor (clouds) or precipitation (rain, snow, fog, etc). There's also some water (the percentage is so small it's usually disconsidered) contained in living beings, but the percentage may be relevant in the future, with human superpopulation, we also need superpopulation of food (eadible plants and animals), that may extent over areas that usually don't hold much life. But none of that is the worst part. We actually lose water everyday from atmosphere to the space, losing hydrogen (and other gases, it's know as planetary wind). But that's also not the worst part. The worst part is that the hotter it gets down here (global warming), the more gases escape to space, the more frozen fresh water get mixed straight in the salt water and the less precipitation we have to refill the readily accessible sources. Now you can be scared.
Lol, the picture shows to the United States has consolidated every drop of water. We will sell it for outrageous prices. And hold nations hostage. Start the bidding.
Are those calculations really correct? Seems a bit bubbly.
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