Depleting the Water – 60 Minutes Groundwater Story

Lesley Stahl, 60 Minutes, CBS News Video, 16 Nov 2014

Lesley Stahl reports on disturbing new evidence that our planet’s groundwater is being pumped out much faster than it can be replenished.  Water experts say groundwater is like a savings account — something you draw on in times of need. But savings accounts need to be replenished, and there is new evidence that so much water is being taken out, much of the world is in danger of a groundwater overdraft.

Lesley Stahl: Will there be a time when there is zero water in the aquifer for people in California?

Jay Famiglietti (an Earth sciences professor at the University of California, Irvine, is a leading expert on groundwater) : Unless we take action, yes. more