by Udo Pollmer / December 22, 2022
Climate experts warn of the great drought: the groundwater level is sinking, wells are drying up, nature is going to the dogs. Conservationists accuse our farmers of working with industry to "pollute" the groundwater with chemicals. There would be enough clean, refreshing water for all only with "climate justice" and a CO2 tax.
On the subject of water, Google immediately offers the question: "How long will there be water on earth?" Answer: "By 2030, one in two people...
...could lack adequate access to water. The demand would exceed the reserves by 40 percent. That's how drastically Ban Ki Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, put it."29 So in eight years, it's shift time. German Health Minister Lauterbach, known for his scaremongering, considers wars over water inevitable.
Although more than two thirds of the earth's surface is covered by water, most of it is unsuitable for raw consumption because it is salt water. At most 3 percent is fresh water. The largest item is the ice of the polar caps and glaciers, plus humidity and clouds - all of which is not available for consumption. Only groundwater and water from rivers and lakes can be used by humans. So much for the official version. Then the first thing we do is check the water balance.
A small, often overlooked, but interesting source is fresh water, which can be taken directly from the sea. It flows from underwater sources.1 Thanks to its lower density, it does not mix immediately with salt water, it rises to the surface of the sea, where it can be distinguished with the naked eye. On the arid Easter Islands, only these springs made settlement possible.2 On many sea coasts, such freshwater reservoirs are still used today. Their total volume is estimated at up to 10 percent of the freshwater that flows into the oceans via rivers.3
Errors and turmoil in the depths
One huge item that is always missing from the usual balance sheet is deep water. It comprises a whopping 20 million cubic kilometers.4 That is more than the ice sheets and glaciers together contain. It flows about 2 to 10 kilometers deep underground. Deep water is mostly separate from groundwater, but the two are in balance with each other. Deep water feeds some groundwater - and vice versa. Both are integrated into the water cycle of our planet.
Why are our climate protectors silent about the 20 million cubic kilometers, otherwise counting every single drop? If simple "deep wells" of 100 or 200 meters are drilled, they plan an uprising. They are particularly loud in the rather quiet little Bavarian town of Weiding am Inn. There, they demand the protection of their supposed deep water as an "iron reserve" for "special emergencies". Instead of spreading latrine slogans about thirst emergencies, they would be better off protecting their cellars from the next Inn flood. 5
Since double standards belong to eco-ideology like the black suit to the mortician, our "protectors" demand in the same breath deep drilling to save the world: to gain energy from geothermal energy.6 Already, kilometer-deep plants are considered ecological feats achievements like wind farms or "Last Generation" actions, such as glueing one's hands on roads. The hot water from the earth's interior is to heat homes and generate "green" electricity. Currently, the German government wants to promote the expansion of geothermal energy and is provides its voluminous bureaucracy. The industry is already moaning. However, the extraction of so-called renewable energy, whether geothermal, wind turbines or biodiesel is ecologically rather dubious.
Not all holes are good for green energy policy. Nevertheless, sometimes one can make use of it. A "waste product of many of these drill holes," according to physicist and water analyst Lorenz Eichinger, "which do not lead to a satisfactory geothermal result, are healing waters, which ... often have an extraordinary ... chemical composition."7 Nicely put, the long-storage in the hot underground has dissolved many expected, but also some unexpected minerals.
Anyone who still believes that the purity of the water improves depending on depth and age is underestimating Mother Nature, the old poisoner. The rule here is: the deeper, the more polluted. Not with traces of sweeteners and cholesterol pills, of course, but the deep water has finally had time enough to soak up toxic elements such as arsenic, uranium or lithium.8,9 Now lithium is to be extracted from the depths to build electric cars.
That's why boreholes that reach kilometers into the earth's crust officially serve climate protection, but drinking water from 100 meters harms the environment and depletes resources - and the Inn River flows next to it. By the way, even real deep water can be treated to make drinking water. Due to its often considerable salt content, the effort is comparable to the desalination of seawater. 10
"Deep water" - deeply confusing
A clear definition is lacking. The resulting confusion is gladly accepted. The Federal Environment Agency explains in the Environmental Thesaurus that deep water is water that flows into the Southern Ocean. Water conservationists mean the water at the bottom of the lakes. Greens and journalists talk about deep water when referring to groundwater from ordinary deep wells, such as those operated by breweries. Geophysicists, on the other hand, use it to refer to the water that circulates with the magma in the Earth's mantle at a depth of 400 to 700 kilometers. This water, in turn, is what the UBA calls "juvenile water" in a paper on groundwater. Still others speak of "primary water." Volcanologists often mean deep water when they speak of groundwater.
When the coat bursts the collar
The global water balances, which we encounter everywhere like mouse droppings, are not technical information, they only narrow the perspective. For I have not even mentioned the largest deposits of water. The first, according to Japanese astronomers, contains more water than all the world's oceans put together.11 It is located hundreds of kilometers deep in the earth's mantle, bound in minerals like ringwoodite.12 However, it is not stored there for ever and ever, but forms the basis of volcanism, which provides for a gigantic water cycle.13,35
If seawater penetrates the hot mantle rock at the subduction zones of the seafloor, i.e. where the continental plates collide, it melts and forms liquid magma. As the magma rises to the surface, it cools, the pressure decreases, and the water is released again and ejected from the crater as steam.14-16 On average, about 20 volcanoes are active every day, spewing water from the depths into the atmosphere.
The most popular water-spouting volcano is Shiveluch on the Kamchatka Peninsula.17,18 By contrast, the eruptions of St. Helens in the USA are bores. Climate researchers are in favour of denying volcanoes as suppliers of atmospheric water,30 according to their idea, it disappears quite quickly, presumably by vanishing into thin air. In the meantime it is clear that along with the magma of the volcanoes generally much more water escapes, than admitted so far.19 The most important greenhouse gas decides on the climate: According to NASA this is water vapor.31 Not all eruptions are spectacular. In the deep sea, eruptions are not noticed because no steam escapes at high water pressure; the Earth's interior pours out as supercritical fluid. 17
While the number of volcanoes on land is quite accurate to assess, the number of underwater volcanoes is in the dark; including those that have gone extinct, they are estimated at up to one million. According to geophysicists, this indicates that a good part of the water of the oceans came from inside the earth.20 Not only that, but the underwater volcanoes are said to emit many times more lava than the above ground volcanoes.27,32 Glowing lava, of course, raises the temperature of water in the ocean.21-24,28 Since volcanism is conspicuously linked to the activity of the sun, the first thing to think about when ocean temperatures rise is the central star, i.e. the sun, and definitely not the cattle chewing the cud of cellulosic feed.25,26
"However, it is important to understand," says Swiss petrologist Balz Kamber, "that water can also be returned to the Earth's mantle. This means that there is a balance between the water in the oceans and the water stored in the Earth's mantle. We can only speculate how much water might still be stored in these great depths."20 According to current speculation by his colleagues, there is as much as 10 times as much water there as in all the oceans combined.14 This water is involved in a constant cycle. It escapes from the Earth's mantle, enters the ocean again via the atmosphere, for example, and is taken up again at the subduction zones - a cycle that encompasses the entire planet. 20
When it snows, young planets are born
To top it all off, there is another source, one that also goes mostly unmentioned, but never dries up: the universe. According to a popular theory among astronomers, our oceans were once also filled by the cosmos. In fact, there are tremendous amounts of water, or ice, in space.37 According to NASA, "water is present throughout the universe, even since prehistoric times."38 Also in the Milky Way and the planets of our solar system.43 Important suppliers are, for example, the comets, now summarily dubbed "dirty snowballs."41 Their tails consist of evaporating ice. Once, even a passing probe was covered by slush.
Even if the influx of ice from space should remain within narrow limits, it is also considered the nursery of the planets. "According to the European Southern Observatory (ESO), "Snow in space is a fundamental prerequisite for the formation of planets.39 In fact, it gums up the dust grains, so that they "can grow into larger objects".39 As long as the ice from the glow of solar eruptions is liquid, the dust sticks poorly. Only when it cools down to amorphous snow, planets are born. This is how experts see creation.40,47,48
Imagine that the orbit of the blue planet passes through an ice cloud of cosmic proportions. Even a slight absorption of sunlight would result in a devastating ice age.42 How grotesque is the chatter of the "climate researchers" about "man-made climate catastrophes"?
Sunbathing: when the sun made the earth wet
An unexpected source is bubbling up close to us, to put it casually: The sun. It supplies us with water via the solar wind. First of all, protons, i.e. hydrogen ions, flow from the sun into space. When they hit asteroids or dust grains, they release oxygen atoms from the rock and water is formed.36 Samples from asteroids brought to Earth by Japanese space probes contained, extrapolated, about 20 liters per cubic meter. 45,46
Heidelberg geophysicists added that parts of the solar wind from the times of the earth's formation still act in the earth's core and form gases like helium, which slowly rise.44 That means that also new water must have formed there. Recent analyses of a diamond from great depth support this interpretation.16,33,34 Consequently, tremendous masses of water circulate from the Earth's core to the stratosphere in smaller and larger cycles, all of which are interconnected.
The effort of so-called "climate researchers" is great, to let the world dry up in the heads, so that the ideology of dying of thirst becomes clear also to school children and teachers. The world view is reduced so far, until all blame for the natural events from the center of the earth to distant galaxies can be taxed to the citizens.
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Originally published in December 2022: => Pollmers Mahlzeit: WASSER - Teil 1 - Das globale Bild
English editor: Josef Hueber, Eichstätt