Perhaps the biggest challenge in changing human behavior to address
the reality of climate change is connecting impacts to every day life.
But there is a clearly obvious impact to which most people do not give
adequate consideration. While the catalysts for climate change are
greenhouse gases like CO2 and methane, the consequences to the planet
are realized through water.
This nexus between water and climate is an important access point
for understanding the bigger picture of climate change impacts.
Consider how water is degraded by obsolete energy generation
technologies. Those energy sources which contribute most to climate
change, and those which create a false economy of greenhouse gas
reduction, are the very technologies that pollute water and disrupt
The operation of a coal plant requires billions and billions of gallons of water per year.
This water is diverted from the natural flow and alters the
hydrological balance and ecosystems in communities near coal plants and
downstream. If you’re a fish or a plant or any part of the natural
system of a stream or river, you really don’t want to be sucked up into
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