Water is the elixir of life. We all know that. Water is not just to quench our thirst.
Water helps with the growth of vegetation, to regulate the temperature of the planet, to regularize seasons, to help sustain living beings and much more.
Of course we think about water when we are thirsty, when we need to take a bath, or when we need water for any of our basic needs like this.
Have we thought about the importance of water on a larger scale? I’m going to talk about that in this video.
Every living organism that’s made of cells has water in it. And that organism (which includes us too) needs water for its being and survival.
Without water, we and many more organisms will not be able to exist,even in good shape!
And if we look at the big picture, the face of the Earth will be totally changed from green and blue to mostly brown and pale.
Water plays a crucial role for keeping the Earth green, and if it is gone, all of the vegetation will vanish eventually.
Since we will not have oceans, rivers or any other water bodies, we will be left with sand dunes and desert like bodies for the most part.
Our climatic conditions will start to change a bit more dramatically. Ideally, it will be all summer.
And by summer, don’t assume a warm or a hot summer – but it will be a super hot summer.
Since oceans and other water bodies won’t be present, temperatures would soar high – and we won’t even have cool breeze anywhere to make the situation better.
With oceans disappearing, under-water algae will vanish too. And also since all vegetation will be gone, oxygen levels will dramatically decrease in the environment.
This makes it challenging for all the living beings that rely on oxygen for survival.
Interestingly, when the water in the Earth disappears, volcanoes will disappear slowly and mountains will increase over time.
Do you wonder how? Let me explain!
Tectonic plates and their activity plays a crucial role with the occurrence of Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and with the formation of mountains.
When two tectonic plates collide, one stays put while the other subsides. This is because one is different than the other in terms of composition which changes its density.
In addition, oceans play a crucial role in pushing one tectonic plate down over the other.
And this is the reason why Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and formation of mountains happen.
Without water, all the plates would behave the same and hence one won’t subduct beneath the other. Hence when the plates collide, mountains would be formed.
In addition, for volcanic eruptions to occur, water is a crucial element. The liquid in the Earth’s crust, erupts as magma when it is under high temperature and pressure.
Without water, this won’t happen.
But the disappearance of water and the corresponding events don’t mean end of life on Earth.
Of course, we humans and the millions of other species that are living on Earth now cannot survive this pathetic situation.
But still, life will find a way.
Over millions of years, and through difficult survival situations organisms called extremophiles have evolved successfully.
They survive without water and sunlight and can get the necessary nutrients for their existence from Carbon Monoxide.
So with the disappearance of water from the Earth, even though many many things will change with the Earth, and even though we and other living organisms will cease to exist, life will find a way!
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