The problem of over pumping and land subsidence is global, driven by various combinations of ignorance and greed.
Discussions of the geosphere
Geological history drew a line in the sand 252 million years ago. The Permian Period ended, and the Triassic began.
The Permian Period came to a catastrophic end 252 million years ago with the extinction of 95 percent of all marine species and 70 percent of terrestrial species.
The Permian water world contained one massive continent, Pangea, and a single vast ocean stretching around the globe from coast to coast.
Life crept out of the oceans and onto dry land about 470 million years ago during the Ordovician Period. These first Ordovician plants had a major impact on the world.
The success of life in the Ordovician was driven by the availability of vast flooded continents, which formed the shallow marine habitats for a dizzying array of new and successful species
If we reduce Earth’s history to a single day, then all major branches of life appear during a five-minute interval of hyper evolution at about 9:30 in the evening.
The Cryogenian formed a dividing line in the evolution of our biosphere. Before then, single-cell life was the rule, but afterward, complex,multi-celled organisms appeared.
When Earth thawed, after the Cryogenian big freeze, life had mysteriously taken a leap forward, simple animals appeared in our oceans.
The escaping exhaust fumes from underground fires deliver a constant stream of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, and the fires have proven almost impossible to extinguish.