Thursday, February 14, 2008

Circling the drain ...

Anyone who pays any attention to the maneuverings in Texas of large cities seeking to secure water for their golf courses and water parks understands that we have a really big problem coming with water. It won't be solved by building pipelines from the Colorado River to San Antonio, and it will be a catastrophe for all the polity if control of water continues to fall into the hands of the grasping slime who have so much influence in this poor state. The problem affects most of the United States. Maude Barlow, a Canadian, writes
I remember attending a conference in Boise, Idaho, three years ago and hearing a lot of scientists get up and say, "Read my lips, this isn't a drought, this is permanent drying out." We are overpumping the Ogallala, Lake Powell and Lake Meade. The back up systems are now being depleted. This is by no means a drought ...

To read the whole interview with Barlow on AlterNet, click here. I lifted the link from Truthout.org, a leftist site with a lot of stuff to read, some of it to the point. We've built unsustainable cities in the South and Southwest, particularly Phoenix and Las Vegas, and we won't be able to sustain them through some magic of technology.

1 comment:

rs master said...

Grey-Beard Loon,
I think you are 110% correct in your observations and comments. I would venture, however, that you will get very little response agreeing with your point of view. I see (feel) overwhelming support for continuous building, expanding and excessive usage of our dwindling resources. It seems that this mindset says that we are such smart people that we can have whatever we need (want) and can solve any resulting ill consequences with minimal, or no sacrifice. I think the preponderance of evidence shows otherwise. GW