Comments on: Climate for Action: How Much Appreciation Do You Have For Your Water? http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/08/climate-for-action-how-much-appreciation-do-you-have-for-your-water/ The EPA Blog Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:24:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Andy Jacob http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/08/climate-for-action-how-much-appreciation-do-you-have-for-your-water/#comment-15204 Fri, 11 Sep 2009 15:42:29 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1071#comment-15204 Scary stuff going on with potable water. I was just reading about the Ogallala Aquifer and how water levels are way down. Frightening article at: http://www.waterencyclopedia.com/Oc-Po/Ogallala-Aquifer.html
Although I think the optimal toilet is waterless, I think we are a few years away. Until then, dual flush toilets are a great way to go for new construction. These toilets allow the user to select from two flush volumes depending on what is put into the toilet. There are also dual-flush toilet retrofit kits. They transform existing two-piece, 1.6-gallon toilets into dual flush toilets. Not only do the kits save water, but they avoid the carbon footprint associated with the construction of the new toilet, distribution of a new toilet, as well as the disposal of the existing toilet.

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By: Johnny R. http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/08/climate-for-action-how-much-appreciation-do-you-have-for-your-water/#comment-15203 Fri, 28 Aug 2009 20:03:20 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1071#comment-15203 “Water shortage is a growing concern worldwide” but not the growing human population that is causing it? Why?

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By: BewaterWiseRep http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/08/climate-for-action-how-much-appreciation-do-you-have-for-your-water/#comment-15202 Fri, 28 Aug 2009 08:21:27 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1071#comment-15202 Water shortage is a growing concern worldwide, with places like Southern California facing a rising shortage of fresh water. Water conservation is the need of the hour. Things like turning off the faucet when brushing your teeth, taking shorter showers, installing a smart sprinkler controller, fixing leaky faucets, and washing only full loads of laundry etc. will help in minimizing water usage. Go to http://bit.ly/gdKvF for more water saving tips!

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By: Johnny R. http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/08/climate-for-action-how-much-appreciation-do-you-have-for-your-water/#comment-15201 Wed, 26 Aug 2009 15:00:48 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1071#comment-15201 The “billions of inhabitants of this World” is not a stable number. The question is how many people can the Earth support before the biosphere collapses under humanity’s tons of waste and trash that is already floating in ocean garbage patches and washing up on beaches around the World. I guess we had better call it the “growth instinct” because so many people get annoyed when told the Earth has limited resources, especially fresh water, which is already in short supply, like in California where farmland is returning to desert.

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By: Johnny R. http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/08/climate-for-action-how-much-appreciation-do-you-have-for-your-water/#comment-15200 Wed, 26 Aug 2009 14:52:13 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1071#comment-15200 Those are wonderful things you are doing, but even if everyone on Earth could do the same, the growing population would overwhelm the limited supply of fresh water — or we could try to install thousands of desalination plants along coastlines around the World and literally drink the ocean dry ( ! ) So, how many people can the Earth support? Some “pronatalists” imagine 50 billion ( ! )

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By: Johnny R. http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/08/climate-for-action-how-much-appreciation-do-you-have-for-your-water/#comment-15199 Wed, 26 Aug 2009 14:38:37 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1071#comment-15199 That’s the same old nonsense reply that ignores the the word “peaceful” that I always include in my comments. Peaceful family planning would be available to everyone if religious dogma and male supremacy would politely step aside and let the women decide how many children they can support. Only a few women want a many children, more want none at all, but the vast majority want only 1, 2 or 3. The result would be that with a smaller human population there would be plenty of resources for everyone, including fresh water.

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By: Markus http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/08/climate-for-action-how-much-appreciation-do-you-have-for-your-water/#comment-15198 Wed, 26 Aug 2009 02:28:24 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1071#comment-15198 Thanh, thanks for that reminder – I would just get that leaking faucet fixed.

Also, as you say, we have 70% water but only 2.5% is fresh water. With all the technological advances and the hi-tech research etc., why are we still not able to find ways to even convert just 1% of that remaning 67.5% water? Just having an extra 1% can do absolute wonders to the billions of inhabitants of this world.

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By: Michael E. Bailey http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/08/climate-for-action-how-much-appreciation-do-you-have-for-your-water/#comment-15197 Wed, 26 Aug 2009 01:34:22 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1071#comment-15197 Water is the universal drink that we cannot live without. The central problem is how to get reliable drinking water that is clean to everyone who needs it. The United Nations has the Water Mandate that has as one of its aims doing that. It is working to get governments and corporations to work together to conserve water, and provide systems and processes for providing clean water and treatment of waste water. The Pacific Insititute represents the UN Water Mandate in the United States. I am on the board of directors of my condo association and we are taking steps to conserve water here. One thing is we are putting down a thick multch around our trees and flowerbeds so the plants won’t get dry as fast. We are using new SMART controllers to operate our irrigation system. We are working with the local water district that serves us and another water district that has a recycled water supply line running past our complex to create a union supply line for recycled water that we can connect our irrigation system to. And the owners have installed water saving plumbing fittings in their units. Best wishes, Michael E. Bailey.

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By: donnamsar http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/08/climate-for-action-how-much-appreciation-do-you-have-for-your-water/#comment-15196 Tue, 25 Aug 2009 20:43:42 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1071#comment-15196 Johnny R.,
“Only by peacefully reducing the number of people…” What are you advocating here? Are you talking about killing off elderly? youngsters? Who is ever expendable in this kind of thinking? The women over 45? The men over 65? How do we sustain civilization if we start doing this?

This has been the subject of conjecture for generations. We have no idea what would happen to humanity if this sort of philosophy is adopted!

There must be solutions that we have not thought of yet.

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By: jackensondrnd http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/08/climate-for-action-how-much-appreciation-do-you-have-for-your-water/#comment-15195 Tue, 25 Aug 2009 20:25:06 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1071#comment-15195 The water (H2O) or primary human drink for health and body reproduction systematic, playing a primordial role in my life.
The reverse osmosis or osmosis reverse making me feel that i am safer.
This composition molecular from human creation is very unique for me.

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