Australia’s raging fires will create big problems for fresh drinking water

| January 14, 2020 | Leave a Comment

Image from Australia's 2013 heat wave | Australian Broadcasting Corporation via EPA

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Media Type: News / Op - Ed

Date of Publication: January 10, 2020

Year of Publication: 2020

Author(s): John Pickrell

Newspaper: National Geographic

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When huge quantities of ash wash into rivers, dams, and eventually the sea, they will likely pollute water supplies and kill aquatic wildlife.

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  • Greeley Miklashek

    I don’t know about the toxicity of ash in drinking water, but here in Wisconsin we dare not drink the water without extensive pre-treatment with biocides due to the massive E. coli contamination of wells and waterways by animal and human waste resulting from huge factory farms and sewage infrastructure overwhelmed by the global warming induced increased precipitation and flooding. Human activity is to blame for both causes. TOO MANY HUMANS are suing too many natural resources and producing too pollution including heat, global warming, poisoned waters, climate change, wars (65 currently), civil unrest (43 failed states currently), the 6th Extinction, 278 Million migrants, and all of the human “diseases of civilization”. As tragic as the Australian bush fires are (32,000,000 acres) due to global warming, they are not the only consequence to this planet wide event caused by too much human activity. God help the planet!