Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) October 01, 2014
In his recent address on Global Warming, actor Leonardo DiCaprio told the United Nations that “climate change is here right now.”* Water advocate and radio host Sharon Kleyne was alarmed by DiCaprio’s speech because of his failure to mention the critical role of water, or the current global fresh water crisis as major factors in climate change.
*(Paliotta, Frank, “Leonardo DiCaprio addresses world leaders at UN: Climate change is real,” CNN Money, September 23, 2014; http://money.cnn.com/2014/09/23/media/dicaprio-un-speech/index.html )
Sharon Kleyne hosts the syndicated Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water radio show, heard on VoiceAmerica and Apple iTunes. The show is sponsored by Bio Logic Aqua Research, a global research and technology center specializing in fresh water, the atmosphere and dehydration. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® is the Research Center’s signature product for dry eyes. Kleyne is Bio-Logic Aqua’s Founder and Research Director.
Kleyne discussed DiCaprio’s UN address on her Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water radio show of September 29, 2014*. While Kleyne does not disagree with DiCaprio, she believes that his efforts, and the efforts of numerous other well intentioned individuals, would yield far more beneficial results if they became better educated about water. Kleyne invited DiCaprio to appear on her program to discuss the global fresh water crisis.
*(Sharon Kleyne Hour Archive; http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2207/the-sharon-kleyne-hour )
Climate, Kleyne explains, is defined by the behavior of water on the planet’s surface and fresh water vapor in the atmosphere. Talking about climate without mentioning water, says Kleyne, is like explaining how automobiles run without mentioning gasoline. Climate change and the global fresh water crisis are inseparable.
The global fresh water crisis, according to Kleyne, is more directly threatening to human health, life and economics than climate change. It is also the area where humans have the greatest opportunity to affect change. When human science and technology solves the global fresh water crisis by increasing the availability of fresh water on the Earth’s surface, Kleyne believes, nature will automatically solve the climate change problem.
Providing reliable access to safe and abundant fresh water should be the number one priority of every government worldwide, says Kleyne. That includes making sure the humidity in the air we breathe is unpolluted and unthreatened and that no human activity interferes with the natural hydrologic cycle. There is no greater influence on human health and life, says Kleyne, than atmospheric humidity.
The global fresh water crisis, says Kleyne, is dehydrating the planet and living organisms on the planet. The result is death, disease and famine on a massive scale. Nearly two billion of Earth’s seven billion people lack reliable access to fresh, clean and abundant water. Globally, five thousand children die each day from water related diseases. Chronic dehydration increases susceptibility to numerous diseases and shortens life expectancy.
In recent decades, says Kleyne, the global fresh water crisis had worsened considerably. Deserts are expanding, productive soil is turning to sand and dying, and drought – dehydration of the planet - is increasing. California’s worst ever drought has exceeded the capacity of the dams and aqueducts of the vast California Water Project. Places that once exported fresh water to California, such Colorado, are themselves experiencing drought, dehydration and fresh water shortages.
Kleyne strongly supports the work of Colorado State University’s Neil Grigg, PhD, a former guest on her program. Grigg advocates “Total Water Management.” Based on Grigg’s theories, all large scale fresh water capturing systems would emulate Earth’s natural water recycling model by returning used water to the Earth in as clean a condition as when it was removed. Such a system would assure adequate water on the surface, in the ground and in the atmosphere.
Kleyne believes that education about the role of fresh water in climate change, would point scientists, engineers and politicians in a direction with greatly improved success potential without causing undue hardship or curtailing economic activity.
That, Sharon Kleyne would tell Leonardo DiCaprio, is what is needed to save the planet.