“The water remembers everything from the beginning of time.”
Ancient Indigenous Knowledge
“The total amount of water that exists on the planet—in the oceans, lakes, rivers, ice caps, groundwater, and atmosphere—is a fixed quantity. That amount is about 500 quintillion gallons (1,900 quintillion liters). Scientists believe this amount has not changed in the last three billion years. The water that existed then exists now.” (ScienceClarified.com)
“Earth is truly unique in its abundance of water. Water is necessary to sustaining life on Earth, and helps tie together the Earth’s lands, oceans, and atmosphere into an integrated system. Precipitation, evaporation, freezing and melting and condensation are all part of the hydrological cycle – a never-ending global process of water circulation from clouds to land, to the ocean, and back to the clouds. This cycling of water is intimately linked with energy exchanges among the atmosphere, ocean, and land that determine the Earth’s climate and cause much of natural climate variability. The impacts of climate change and variability on the quality of human life occur primarily through changes in the water cycle. As stated in the National Research Council’s report on Research Pathways for the Next Decade (NRC, 1999): “Water is at the heart of both the causes and effects of climate change” (NASA Science Beta).
There are “interdependent relationships between global warming and the water cycle. These include the long-term redistribution of water, accelerated water movement between reservoirs, and shifting weather and climate patterns” (NOAA Ocean Explorer).
“Dipping your head into a cold mountain stream and taking a long refreshing drink is an experience that has basically vanished from the wilderness areas of America. With the increased use of the wilderness there has also been an increase in the amount of bacteriological contamination of backcountry water supplies. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reports that 90 percent of the world’s water is contaminated in some way” (Princeton OA Education).
“Scientists estimate the amount of time for groundwater to circulate downward, become heated, and reappear on the surface of the planet in the form of a geyser is about 500 years. The water spouting from geysers in the present day fell to the surface of Earth as rain or snow at about the time Europeans discovered North America…In rare cases, hot springs may exist in areas where magma does not lie close to Earth’s surface. Cracks in the crust and mantle may allow groundwater to seep thousands of feet underground. The natural heat of the surrounding rocks, ever increasing at greater depths, heats the water before it makes its way back to the surface.” (ScienceClarified.com)
The US Geological Survey explains “much more water is “in storage” at any one time than is actually moving through the cycle. By storage, we mean water that is locked up in its present state for a relatively long period of time. Short-term storage might be days or weeks for water in a lake, but it could be thousands of years for deep groundwater storage or even longer for water at the bottom of an ice cap, such as in Greenland. In the grand scheme of things, this water is still part of the water cycle.”
Uncí Carole explains:
“Many may not see a mountain as a Water source, but the reality is that the glacier feeds many of the rivers. Glaciers are receding throughout the world. Why? Perhaps it is Earth Mother’s way of healing the oceans. We have polluted the oceans with radiation, oil spills, sewage, all kinds of toxic chemicals, and even created floating islands of plastic.
Why walk the Water? Because the entire planet and all life on it needs clean Water!