352474 Water Resources Depletion under CO2 Emphasis

Tuesday, 8 January 2019
Hall 4 (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Miah Muhammad Adel, Univ. of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Pine Bluff, AR

Water Resources Depletion Under CO2 Emphasis

Miah Muhammad Adel

Department of Chemistry & Physics

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Pine Bluff, AR 71601

Email: adelm@uapb.edu

Extreme summertime heating and the same degree of wintertime cooling are characteristics of the desert climate that lacks the balanced amount of water resources. Upstream water piracy gave birth to the Aral basin disaster making its summer warmer and winter colder than before. CO2 did not have any role to play there- a glaring example of the influence of water bodies upon the climate change. The lower Ganges basin has been turned into another Aral Sea basin due to the diversion of the course of the Ganges through India and the constructions of dams and barrages upon other transboundary rivers. India’s current government threatened Pakistan of cutting off water supply to Pakistan voiding a six-decade old WB-mediated Indus treaty. India’s water piracy for irrigation progression shows a strong correlation for fatalities related to lightning generation, another aspect of climate change. China’s building of dams is going to make another Aral Sea basin in the lower Brahmaputra basin. The same is going to happen in the lower Mekong basin. Several other examples may be brought from other international river basins. Climatologists’ inconsideration of the upstream water piracy issue lets the upstream riparian countries leverage international water resources to the extent of depriving downstream countries of their due share – depleting downstream water resources – and indulges in climate change. They go on estimating CO2 emission by the upstream water pirates, but do not mention the amount of exploitation and hence depletion of international water resources that has a domino effect including climate change. Climatologists should take the wholistic approach to treat the Earth’s climate change. Let their inaction be not supportive of regional unsustainability and ecosystem destruction.

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