Water cycling for everyone!!!

This is my effort today to remind us of a basic Earth Science concept or two in defiance of the dumbing down efforts of the media at large. Information is so easy to find via the internet. No corporate produced textbooks required for learning.  Even an oil executive can do the google search trick.  Though I do have my doubts about certain talking heads with bright white smiles.  Yep, guilty until proven otherwise—hey, that is the current American way, is it not?  Okay, onto what is really important.  After taking a good look at the water cycle illustration (btw, clicking on the image will take you to a written definition of “water cycle”) what do you suppose will happen with all those invisible toxic chemicals of that oh-so-top-secret-dispersant competing with spilled oil for the top kill score of all things living in the watery habitats of the Gulf of Mexico?  What will happen when billions of birds migrate to, through and into the area? Is there no end to this scenario? Apparently not. Our environmental system is all connected–water, clouds, rain, wind. What a beautifully complex system it is. Who will you thank when toxic rain waters your garden?  Oh please do post your choice of culprit(s) for a real list here–if you’re so inclined.  “Somewhere over the rainbow” has taken on a whole new meaning for me since the BP spill and destroy events.

Leslie has ‘responded’ with a wonderful piece of art titled “For Water”. Please take a gander at it http://lesliepaints.wordpress.com/2010/11/05/for-water/

Oh and do note the photograph of the child being bathed in the plastic container outside in my post, What Will Winter Bring to Pine Ridge. Yes, running water is an ISSUE on Pine Ridge and other reservations.

Land Artist Magda has posted how to create a “moonpond’ over at clegyrboia.  Instructions  are in English and Dutch. There are snail photos too. Yes, little water creatures enjoying water.  http://clegyrboia.wordpress.com/2010/11/05/moonpond/

It’s all about that water thing……oh yeah…

And for the young at heart–the one and only Banana Slug String Band–you do NOT want to miss this!

 

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15 Comments

  1. slpmartin said,

    October 26, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    And what will happen when those toxic chemicals mix with all the industrial chemicals filling the air? To quote Tom Lehrer…things should be fine “as long as you don’t drink the water or breathe the air.”

    • October 27, 2010 at 6:51 pm

      A hit! A direct HIT, by Charles! Have you come across any serious following through on this line of thinking? If so, please link it!
      Thank you, poet of the Golden Calf disclaimer.

  2. October 27, 2010 at 8:36 am

    Thought this might interest you: http://ecorsair.com/?p=4486

    Just don’t look up Surfactant in wikipedia, it will only make you angry…

    • October 27, 2010 at 6:47 pm

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surfactant

      Dear incompletehistory–I already am very very angry about the environmental disasters en masse–the ones that have nothing to do with Mother Nature and Everything to do with Homo Sapiens at large. Surfactant is a very useful piece of knowledge. Thank you for bringing it to my attention.

      I bet you enjoy haggling in those marketplaces in Morocco.

      • October 27, 2010 at 8:24 pm

        Yeah, I’m not really into bargaining to tell you the truth. I always feel like either I’m getting ripped off or the person selling the goods is getting ripped off.

        On a slightly unrelated note, I read this today and just about fell off my chair.
        http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/chinese-firms-blamed-in-huge-greenhouse-gas-scam-20101027-173yh.html

      • October 27, 2010 at 9:30 pm

        Oh yeah–you just ‘almost’ fell? What are ‘they’ thinking? Yeah, Profit, Profit, Profit. But there will be no more PROFIT when we’re all choking to death, will there? Whacked–so very whacked! Thanks incompletehistory—hey, maybe that’s what our history will be as a species–‘incomplete’ because there will be no one left to write of our demise by our own hands?

  3. October 27, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    No need to wait— http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/features/2010/10/20101027132136220370.html

    Is there an end in sight? I fear not.

  4. artistatexit0 said,

    October 30, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Great diagram Eva! The water cycle is life on this planet. Because of climate change and the melting of polar ice, there is much more water and energy in play and we see the result in increased flooding world wide.

    • October 30, 2010 at 8:43 pm

      Glad you like this diagram, Al. Took me a while to find one that showed what I was wanting. Ah yes, flooding AND how toxic chemicals are shared/spread via the water cycle. So much to look forward to.

  5. clegyrboia said,

    November 1, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    The other day i was thinking after lots of rain the flow of from roads all the petrol an other deposits on roads the rubbish all down the drain and than.
    Her we had an oil-spill the Sea-empress tanker and how many more do you know from around the world and how many more there still will come as we drill further and further.

    • November 2, 2010 at 4:21 pm

      Clegyrboia–now that’s one hell of a horror story based on reality. I wonder what people would do IF they ever visited their local water/sewage treatment plants for their cities? If they don’t see it, smell it, know it then that part of our everyday existence apparently doesn’t ‘exist’ for most modern folks.

  6. November 6, 2010 at 2:21 am

    […] I chose to respond to a post that I thought very informative that Eva posted not long ago about the water cycle. Thank-you, […]

  7. November 9, 2010 at 2:54 am

    Oh and do check out Magda’s moonponds too!
    http://clegyrboia.wordpress.com/2010/11/05/moonpond/

  8. November 12, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Hope everyone enjoys the Banana Slugs–they’re something else!


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