Monday, October 05, 2009

North India's Groundwater Use Raising Planetary Sea Levels by Five Percent (5%)

Note to any "fake environmentalists" who are reading this article about how India's use of groundwater is raising planetary sea levels. If you are wondering whether you are a fake environmentalist, ask yourself one question. Do you want to fatten Al Gore's pockets by supporting and paying for a carbon tax cap and trade system? If you answer yes, then this article is for you. I am also including anyone who doesn't know the dirty little secrets of their green hybrid vehicle or who thinks the polar bears are drowning!

Why don't you focus on an issue such as India's use of the groundwater? If anything is going to flood our East Coast cities, it will be this rise in sea level. Bubba's Hummer cruising along a Bullhead City highway at 75 mph isn't affecting the planet as much as this type of water usage.

The amount of groundwater pumped out by Delhiites and others across northern India is highest in the world and is contributing as much as 5% to the total rise in sea levels.

A new study using satellite data has found that the region — a swathe of over 2,000 km from west Pakistan to Bangladesh along north India — extracts a mindboggling 54 trillion litres from the ground every year...

Source: The Times of India

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