Saturday, February 01, 2014

Drought is getting worse in California

Now that California’s Water Board is turning off the tap to certain distributors, and reservoirs are running dry, the cost of water is slated to rise and the impact on the state’s harvest could be devastating to many farmers.

The videos below show the dire situation California is in. This is not a good season for farmers, harder to grow crops or feed livestock. This will affect not only California, but the rest of us, ie. higher food prices.

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  1. Drought is sweeping the west coast right up to Alaska. Meanwhile the oil and gas frackers in California's Monterey Basin still want access to large volumes of water for energy extraction.

    Something has to give. When you're faced with that reality you have to make tough choices and sometimes you have to choose between bad choices or even worse options.

    We may accept that hard times are coming but we have this "just not yet" attitude that allows us to forestall decisions and actions, often until those options we ducked are foreclosed.

    Welcome to Easter Island.

  2. Mound, you're quite right. We, humans, seem to have self-destruct tendencies.

    Now it looks the whole planet is Easter Island.