5: Water, Water Everywhere...
You are very welcome to Episode 5! This month we are discussing one of the most important resources on our blue planet- WATER! Currently, 7 out of 10 people have access to clean running water globally, but this will not be the case forever. Did you know that by 2040 most of the world won’t have enough fresh water to meet demand each year? Have you ever turned on your tap and thought about where your water comes from? What would you do if it ran out? Water really is the source of all life, including ours, without it we would not be here. Our planet is in crisis and we need to start thinking about the importance of water on our planet and our global water consumption - so grab that cup of tea and join us as we dive into the deep end! Hottest month on record stat https://www.livescience.com/july-hottest-month-ever-record-climate-change.html 326 million trillion Gallons water: https://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/earth/geophysics/question157.htm Water meteor crash: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LpgBvEPozk Survival of water - 3-4 days v’s food: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/325174.php World Economic Forum water crisis #1 global risk 2016: https://www.iucn.org/resources/issues-briefs/water-and-climate-change Sustainable Development Goals - UN Framework https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/ SDG 6 water & SDG 13 - Climate Action: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdg13 71% earth surface - water https://twitter.com/fxmatt4/status/1039886923152732163?s=20 WATER EXPLAINED Netflix & Vox DOC Stats link above 97% salt water - 2% frozen fresh water - 1% freshwater Drinking Canada v’s Kuwait- Definition Aquifers: https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/programmes-and-projects/groundwater/activities/understanding-ireland-groundwater/aquifer-classification/Pages/What%20is%20an%20aquifer.aspx USGS Water Cycle: https://www.usgs.gov/special-topic/water-science-school/science/how-much-water-there-earth?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects SnowPack ⅓ drinking water - California sierra nevada Oceans- how important in regulating https://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/facts/climate.html The majority of radiation from the sun is absorbed by the ocean: https://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/facts/climate.html In the last 200 years, the oceans have absorbed a third of the CO2 produced by human activities and they have also absorbed 90% of the extra heat trapped by the rising concentration of greenhouse gases: https://www.worldwildlife.org/stories/how-climate-change-relates-to-oceans Marine life- ⅕ coral reefs have died: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/10/climate/ocean-warming-climate-change.html Coral Reefs Wiped out by 2050:https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/environment-90-percent-coral-reefs-die-2050-climate-change-bleaching-pollution-a7626911.html Sea Level Rise: https://www.climaterealityproject.org/sites/climaterealityproject.org/files/WaterCycle.pdf https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jan/10/warming-oceans-likely-to-raise-sea-levels-30cm-by-end-of-century-study Chennai India- ran out water https://psmag.com/environment/chennai-india-is-running-out-of-water-other-cities-will-be-soon Hindu Omarou Ibrahim- links!!! Twitter: https://twitter.com/hindououmar?lang=en https://believe.earth/en/hindou-ibrahim-womens-leadership-in-chad/ https://www.weforum.org/people/hindou-oumarou-ibrahim https://www.siliconrepublic.com/innovation/indigenous-women-climate-change-hindou-oumarou-ibrahim Stats on water global water usage (8% fresh water consumed, 22% Industry, 70% Agriculture): https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/03/water-scarcity-one-of-the-greatest-challenges-of-our-time/ Stats on water and food: http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/05/11/cows-not-almonds-are-biggest-water-users/ Rainforest Alliance https://www.rainforest-alliance.org/ Amazon Watch https://amazonwatch.org/ Earth Alliance https://ealliance.org/ SOLUTIONS: UN Water: https://www.unwater.org/water-facts/climate-change/ GLOBAL STRIKE FOR CLIMATE - https://globalclimatestrike.net/ Ireland, 1.6 billlion drinking water Ireland. ½ drinking water lost to leaks in Ireland: https://www.epa.ie/livegreen/water/: Sewage Ireland : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDvxEW4AKew&feature=youtu.be Irish sea - Solution not Pollution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDvxEW4AKew Rediscovery Centre http://www.rediscoverycentre.ie/ Florida Scientists, coral: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dbO-IOc9tk Irish teenager, Fionn Ferreira invention for micro plastics: https://www.fastcompany.com/90329634/can-spreading-tiny-glass-beads-on-the-arctic-ice-keep-it-from-melting Arctic Ice911 coating the ice with glass particles: https://en.reset.org/blog/ice911-how-scattering-tiny-glass-beads-over-arctic-could-help-restore-ice-and-stabilise-climate Submarines refreeze arctic & antartic https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottsnowden/2019/08/19/ice-making-mini-submarines-is-the-latest-idea-to-re-freeze-the-arctic/ Resolute Marine Energy - Wave 20: https://www.resolutemarine.com/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/natalieparletta/2019/07/10/wave-powered-desalination-promises-to-deliver-clean-water-to-developing-countries-and-island-nations/ Irish Environment Network -https://ien.ie/ Make Ireland Sustainable For All http://sdgsforall.ie/about-us/who-are-we/ Living Lab - Native Events https://www.nativeevents.ie/ - Electric Picnic https://www.facebook.com/events/bodysoul/the-living-lab-at-bodysoul-2019/2148703648702107/