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Mass die-offs from human impact and planetary response to the assault could occur by early 2016

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Terraforming China

Posted by feww on April 2, 2012

Millions of people and livestock in China short of water

Droughts in SW China’s Yunnan Province and Chongqing municipality as well as in the NE Liaoning Province have left millions of people and livestock short of drinking water and destroyed hundreds of thousands of hectares of crops.

Disaster Calendar 2012 – April 2

[April 2, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,444 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

Xinba reservoir in Shilin County, southwest China’s Yunnan Province. A villager walks on the drought-parched bed of  the Xinba reservoir in Yunnan Province. An exceptional drought has persisted in Yunnan for three consecutive years, leaving millions of people and livestock short of water. “A total of 7.9 million people and 676,650 hectares farmland of 125 counties all over the province have been affected by the drought.” (Xinhua/Jin Liangkuai). More images …

  • China.  Droughts in SW China’s Yunnan Province and Chongqing municipality as well as in the NE Liaoning Province have left millions of people and livestock short of drinking water and destroyed hundreds of thousands of hectares of crops.
    • Yunnan Province. An exceptional drought has persisted in Yunnan for three consecutive years, leaving millions of people and livestock short of water.
    • Chongqing Municipality. A severe drought in southwest China’s Chongqing municipality has left at least a million people and livestock short of drinking water and destroyed  are short of drinking water and destroyed about 100,000 hectares of crops, the municipal flood control and drought relief authorities have said.
    • Liaoning Province.  “The amount of precipitation received between November 2011 and mid-February this year was 84 percent lower than that of previous years, exacerbating the effects of the drought,” officials said, Xinhua reported.

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Drought and Deluge

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