Oldiron_79: Well what do you expect when you put like a brazillian people IN A FARKING DESERT.
CipollinaFan: Maybe growing most of the nation's food in a desert was not such a good idea.
ZoSo_the_Crowe: Can we please ban lawns nationwide already?
HotWingAgenda: Bite the pillow, I'm going in dry.
Gyrfalcon: Ha ha.I'm anxiously awaiting when we get our 50-gal/day mandatory water rationing. We did that during the last really bad drought in 1976ish, IIRC. That was fun. Not. No flush-ie toilet, bathing every other day, no watering lawns...good times. Cannot WAIT for the screaming from the HOAs, though! Watching golf courses get brown & crunchy in the searing So Cal sun...Of course, this could have been avoided decades ago, but why have thought for the morrow.Oh, and in re this: CipollinaFan: Maybe growing most of the nation's food in a desert was not such a good idea.Most of the FOOD is not grown in a desert. Most of the LAWNS, however, are. Pro tip: You're not really supposed to have this many people south of the San Gabriel Mountains, but why plan for that either...
make me some tea: Yeah, shiat's getting real here. This is Folsom Lake, which is a major part of the water supply for the Sacramento area. I took this pic a couple weekends ago.[scontent-a-lax.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x637]
JonBuck: They can't build this desalination plant fast enough. Won't be running for a couple years.
Nexzus: As a citizen of the country north of the USA, incidentally containing 20% of the world's fresh water and .5% of the world's population: every time I hear about another water shortage in our neighbours to the south, I get a tiny bit more nervous.This shiat only seems to be getting worse. People will biatch and moan and make-do over super-expensive or no oil. They may get shooty if you do the same with water.
Monkeyfark Ridiculous: "Farmers pumped out the groundwater long ago, and massive state and federal water projects keep agriculture going in a place that has otherwise turned to arid and chemical-soaked fields of death."I'm not 100% convinced that anyone should be sending their water to support agriculture in the arid chemical-soaked fields of death of farmers who long ago destroyed their own water supply.
macross87: Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.
ikanreed: There are no sustainability problems. Keep consuming.
MaudlinMutantMollusk: JonBuck: They can't build this desalination plant fast enough. Won't be running for a couple years.IT'S ABOUT GODDAMNED TIME/FFS, I've been saying for YEARS this was what we needed to do//and when we had a working nuke powerplant on the coast, we could have built one next door and had the power required right there///But NOOOoooooo...
Monkeyfark Ridiculous: TFA: "Agriculture uses most of the state's fresh water supply, around 85 percent-the remainder is split between homes and business."Fark: "Those damn lawns!" *shakes fist*
evaned: "Water is the most renewable resource there is!"
Gyrfalcon: Anyway, most of the extraneous water loss isn't due to agriculture, which is extremely necessary. It's due to the bullshiat big cities like the one I live in, with its nice green lawns, nice green golf courses and parks, and water-wasting fountains, air-chilling plants and leaky infrastructure that drips water all over the desert south of Bakersfield.I wonder how much water would be saved if we banned lawns--and ONLY lawns--in So Cal. I bet it would be a lot.
Gyrfalcon: MaudlinMutantMollusk: JonBuck: They can't build this desalination plant fast enough. Won't be running for a couple years.IT'S ABOUT GODDAMNED TIME/FFS, I've been saying for YEARS this was what we needed to do//and when we had a working nuke powerplant on the coast, we could have built one next door and had the power required right there///But NOOOoooooo...Nuclear power is bad. It might explode.
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