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2022-03-18 6:29:10 AM  
And remember - climate change isn't happening, and this will all be over And Day Real Soon Now.
🙄
Lake Mead is gonna run dry in about 2 years. Maybe sooner. But nobody wants to actually accept that this is happening and resources really are limited.
 
2022-03-18 6:42:31 AM  

Weaver95: And remember - climate change isn't happening, and this will all be over And Day Real Soon Now.
🙄
Lake Mead is gonna run dry in about 2 years. Maybe sooner. But nobody wants to actually accept that this is happening and resources really are limited.


Glen Canyon was beautiful before it was flooded.
People who cannot handle living without water will have to take their loud, filthy parties elsewhere.
 
2022-03-18 7:57:09 AM  
Sooooooo, yeahhhhhhhhhhhh... When do they start implementing federal water usage to close down car washes, golf courses and shutter entire cities sucking up all the water in a F*CKING DESERT?!

Yes, I know people live there and love it and I'm sure plenty are responsible people, but... everyone else screwed it up for you. And, farming in a desert added to that. I mean... Come on.

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2022-03-18 8:32:56 AM  
When did we start cutting down on eating meat?
 
2022-03-18 8:37:29 AM  
My neighbors TOLD their wealthy in-laws not to buy that property in western Colorado, where the water is already "seasonal" in good years...
 
2022-03-18 8:41:29 AM  
There needs to be a reverse dustbowl.  Half of California should move to Georgia and West Virginia and North Carolina and make them solid blue.
 
2022-03-18 8:41:43 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Sooooooo, yeahhhhhhhhhhhh... When do they start implementing federal water usage to close down car washes, golf courses and shutter entire cities sucking up all the water in a F*CKING DESERT?!

Yes, I know people live there and love it and I'm sure plenty are responsible people, but... everyone else screwed it up for you. And, farming in a desert added to that. I mean... Come on.

SamKinison.jpg


Much, much bigger issue than those is growing cotton, alfalfa, and freaking RICE in the dessert.
 
2022-03-18 8:44:37 AM  
Welp, guess ya shouldn't have abused the water system, western states.  Sucks to be you.  Anyway, I'm gonna be swimming in the Great Lakes if you need me.

Thank God Canada owns part of 4/5 of the lakes otherwise I'm sure we'd be building a pipeline to pump water from the Great Lakes out west so they don't have to bare the burden of a brown lawn.
 
2022-03-18 8:53:19 AM  

robodog: NewportBarGuy: Sooooooo, yeahhhhhhhhhhhh... When do they start implementing federal water usage to close down car washes, golf courses and shutter entire cities sucking up all the water in a F*CKING DESERT?!

Yes, I know people live there and love it and I'm sure plenty are responsible people, but... everyone else screwed it up for you. And, farming in a desert added to that. I mean... Come on.

SamKinison.jpg

Much, much bigger issue than those is growing cotton, alfalfa, and freaking RICE in the dessert.


And the water bottling plants. Of all the places to get water to put in a wasteful plastic bottle, why a desert?
 
2022-03-18 8:57:51 AM  

hoodiowithtudio: When did we start cutting down on eating meat?


LOL Just tax carbon!
 
2022-03-18 8:58:15 AM  
Hayduke Lives
 
2022-03-18 8:59:46 AM  
I guess they should just buy more water. or they could make more. Sheesh. Lazy costal liberals. I guess the red states need to bail you out again.
 
2022-03-18 9:00:50 AM  

Rev. Skarekroe: There needs to be a reverse dustbowl.  Half of California should move to Georgia and West Virginia and North Carolina and make them solid blue.


California has negative net interstate migration every year since the '80s. People aren't leaving the nice parts of California, and the parts that are most vulnerable to drought are the rural conservative parts.
 
2022-03-18 9:06:21 AM  
I have some friends moving back from Utah because of this, they just see it getting hotter and drier out there, plus one of them is a fire fighter and has been fighting waaaay too many fires out there the last bunch of summers.
 
2022-03-18 9:08:19 AM  
I've mentioned this before, but I was shocked to see the giant reservoir just north of Boise late last summer. I'd noticed the low water levels & lack of snow fields up in the mountains, but seeing that empty valley where a giant lake should have been was an eye-opener.

Plenty of rich California refugees are still migrating to Boise as well. Lots of money in a place with scarce resources is a bad mix.
 
2022-03-18 9:08:44 AM  
"'If I could put my finger on the moment we genuinely farked ourselves, it was the moment we decided that data was something you could use words like believe or disbelieve around.'"

 ---
Paolo Bacigalupi, The Water Knife
 
2022-03-18 9:14:11 AM  
This is very sad and frustrating.
Last time I was in California was about five years ago.  I took a trip to Sequoia national park. Most of the trees in the park were shaded various colors of brown.
What was once a lush evergreen forest is now dying.
 
2022-03-18 9:18:46 AM  
And as bad as it is now, we're going to look back on this time as the "good old days."
 
2022-03-18 9:19:53 AM  
Last time I drove over Hoover dam, about 20 years ago, it was nearly full.

I really loved living Tucson, but the lack of water and a growing population is a bad combination.

/Yeah, username checks out...
 
2022-03-18 9:20:03 AM  

Weaver95: And remember - climate change isn't happening, and this will all be over And Day Real Soon Now.
🙄
Lake Mead is gonna run dry in about 2 years. Maybe sooner. But nobody wants to actually accept that this is happening and resources really are limited.


But people SHOULD be able to live where nature is telling them to fark off; be damned the consequences.

At this point, if you live west of the Mississippi and aren't taking active and meaningful steps to extricate yourself from that coming reality, the consequences are going to be entirely on you.
 
2022-03-18 9:23:58 AM  
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2022-03-18 9:26:32 AM  

vudukungfu: Weaver95: And remember - climate change isn't happening, and this will all be over And Day Real Soon Now.
🙄
Lake Mead is gonna run dry in about 2 years. Maybe sooner. But nobody wants to actually accept that this is happening and resources really are limited.

Glen Canyon was beautiful before it was flooded.
People who cannot handle living without water will have to take their loud, filthy parties elsewhere.


That's everyone. You've put the whole human race in one group.
 
2022-03-18 9:35:16 AM  
All of my friends in California are constantly complaining about the droughts and that there is no water.  Those same friends are also complaining about all the homeless people everywhere.

Homeless people are like 80% water.  Sounds like they don't want to make tough decisions.

/not my joke. Forgot the comedian's name who said that.
 
2022-03-18 9:42:28 AM  

Lifeless: Rev. Skarekroe: There needs to be a reverse dustbowl.  Half of California should move to Georgia and West Virginia and North Carolina and make them solid blue.

California has negative net interstate migration every year since the '80s. People aren't leaving the nice parts of California, and the parts that are most vulnerable to drought are the rural conservative parts.


The weather has been a balmy 76 here for the past three months. Winter in SoCal is the freshest anywhere.
 
2022-03-18 9:43:31 AM  

Weaver95: And remember - climate change isn't happening, and this will all be over And Day Real Soon Now.
🙄
Lake Mead is gonna run dry in about 2 years. Maybe sooner. But nobody wants to actually accept that this is happening and resources really are limited.


Who would have ever guessed that a desert would be dry?  I guess it must be climate change.  After all, if you have places named "Death Valley" it might give you a hint of the weather patterns for the last 1,000 years.
 
2022-03-18 9:51:27 AM  
Is it a drought, or is it simply a change to the climate (i.e. the new normal)?
 
2022-03-18 9:54:38 AM  
Maybe we could get the Freedom Truckers to haul water to the West side.  It might give them a sense of real purpose in their otherwise meaningless existence.
 
2022-03-18 9:54:42 AM  

Flushing It All Away: Weaver95: And remember - climate change isn't happening, and this will all be over And Day Real Soon Now.
🙄
Lake Mead is gonna run dry in about 2 years. Maybe sooner. But nobody wants to actually accept that this is happening and resources really are limited.

But people SHOULD be able to live where nature is telling them to fark off; be damned the consequences.

At this point, if you live west of the Mississippi and aren't taking active and meaningful steps to extricate yourself from that coming reality, the consequences are going to be entirely on you.


They should come join the rest of us in dealing with different but just as severe climate change challenges. For example, how do I keep kudzu from taking over my Minnesota peach grove?
 
2022-03-18 9:58:29 AM  

Flushing It All Away: Weaver95: And remember - climate change isn't happening, and this will all be over And Day Real Soon Now.
🙄
Lake Mead is gonna run dry in about 2 years. Maybe sooner. But nobody wants to actually accept that this is happening and resources really are limited.

But people SHOULD be able to live where nature is telling them to fark off; be damned the consequences.

At this point, if you live west of the Mississippi and aren't taking active and meaningful steps to extricate yourself from that coming reality, the consequences are going to be entirely on you.


I'm just looking forward to lower housing prices.
 
2022-03-18 9:59:27 AM  

caljar: Weaver95: And remember - climate change isn't happening, and this will all be over And Day Real Soon Now.
🙄
Lake Mead is gonna run dry in about 2 years. Maybe sooner. But nobody wants to actually accept that this is happening and resources really are limited.

Who would have ever guessed that a desert would be dry?  I guess it must be climate change.  After all, if you have places named "Death Valley" it might give you a hint of the weather patterns for the last 1,000 years.


You're willfully stupid. The worst kind of stupid.
 
2022-03-18 10:00:21 AM  
All, every single  game theory computer sim have civilization ending in 2040 plus or minus 20 years. So. Everyone can stop worrying.
 
2022-03-18 10:04:57 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Sooooooo, yeahhhhhhhhhhhh... When do they start implementing federal water usage to close down car washes, golf courses and shutter entire cities sucking up all the water in a F*CKING DESERT?!
Yes, I know people live there and love it and I'm sure plenty are responsible people, but... everyone else screwed it up for you. And, farming in a desert added to that. I mean... Come on.
SamKinison.jpg


We're not.  Responsible.  Just what do you need to see to make it true?  Get over thinking that we had some kind of 'plan.'  We never had the least bit of plan, except to make money.  And now it's running out.
We don't have any more of a farking plan than we did when we built Hoover Dam.  The American exceptionalism is going to take care of it!  But when you run out of resources, and nobody ever, EVER planned on that happening.
Even though we knew it would.

And I don't care.  We earned every bit of it.
 
2022-03-18 10:04:59 AM  
But places like Kingman are welcome to dry up and blow away. Conservative enclave indeed.
 
2022-03-18 10:13:10 AM  

NewportBarGuy: golf courses


Again with the farking golf courses?! It's watered with grey water, so it's not an issue.
 
2022-03-18 10:19:00 AM  

Rev. Skarekroe: Half of California should move to Georgia


Atlanta already runs low on water about every half decade. You want to make it worse? They keep threatening to annex that part of Tennessee that they say is theirs (but there was a surveying error) so they can have like 25' of the Tennessee River, and then pump that dry to water Atlanta.
 
2022-03-18 10:30:32 AM  

mrmopar5287: NewportBarGuy: golf courses
Again with the farking golf courses?! It's watered with grey water, so it's not an issue.


We're getting rid of your golf courses, and your pleasure boats, kids.  (Five miles a gallon, are you KIDDING me?)  Of all the things that we need to have, your expensive leisure time activities are on the bottom of the list.

And you all can't bear to think about it.  You have no plan to do anything except what you're doing right now.  Just like the entire country, and world.
 
2022-03-18 10:42:03 AM  

caljar: Weaver95: And remember - climate change isn't happening, and this will all be over And Day Real Soon Now.
🙄
Lake Mead is gonna run dry in about 2 years. Maybe sooner. But nobody wants to actually accept that this is happening and resources really are limited.

Who would have ever guessed that a desert would be dry?  I guess it must be climate change.  After all, if you have places named "Death Valley" it might give you a hint of the weather patterns for the last 1,000 years.


One of the basic aspects of global warming is that the climate belts will move away from the equator.  Thus, the desert belt, centered worldwide on about 30º latitude is moving up towards being centered on 35º.  Places that were dry prairie are becoming semi-desert, places that were semi-desert are becoming  full desert and places that were full desert will either stay the same or even get a bit wetter due to the enlargement of the tropical zone further away from the equator.
 
2022-03-18 10:53:10 AM  

vudukungfu: Weaver95: And remember - climate change isn't happening, and this will all be over And Day Real Soon Now.
🙄
Lake Mead is gonna run dry in about 2 years. Maybe sooner. But nobody wants to actually accept that this is happening and resources really are limited.

Glen Canyon was beautiful before it was flooded.
People who cannot handle living without water will have to take their loud, filthy parties elsewhere.


"Glenn Canyon" sounds like  a porn name.
 
2022-03-18 11:45:41 AM  

Communist Middleschool Student: caljar: Weaver95: And remember - climate change isn't happening, and this will all be over And Day Real Soon Now.
🙄
Lake Mead is gonna run dry in about 2 years. Maybe sooner. But nobody wants to actually accept that this is happening and resources really are limited.

Who would have ever guessed that a desert would be dry?  I guess it must be climate change.  After all, if you have places named "Death Valley" it might give you a hint of the weather patterns for the last 1,000 years.

You're willfully stupid. The worst kind of stupid.


I know you are, but what am I?

I saw you were doing grade-school playground talk & thought I'd join in.
 
2022-03-18 11:47:11 AM  

Por que tan serioso: But places like Kingman are welcome to dry up and blow away. Conservative enclave indeed.


Yeah, the sun can set on all those "sundown" towns, as far as I'm concerned.
 
2022-03-18 11:48:15 AM  

mrmopar5287: NewportBarGuy: golf courses

Again with the farking golf courses?! It's watered with grey water, so it's not an issue.


You're joking right? Where do you think the grey water comes from?
 
2022-03-18 11:50:17 AM  

Gotfire: Homeless people are like 80% water.


The remaining 20% is Soylent Green. Reduce, reuse & recycle!
 
2022-03-18 11:57:53 AM  

Bealach: Where do you think the grey water comes from?


Already used water, so it's being recycled.

When you reach the point that you are taking sink and toilet water, treating it, and recycling it directly back into the potable water supply, that's when you can complain about golf courses.
 
2022-03-18 12:02:03 PM  
Oh, good, let's let Nestle keep taking it to sell.
/s
 
2022-03-18 12:05:01 PM  
Nearly 60% of the Lower 48 was experiencing moderate to exceptional dry conditions this week, the largest area in a decade.

The last time things were this bad was 10 years ago.
 
2022-03-18 12:06:30 PM  

Rev. Skarekroe: There needs to be a reverse dustbowl.  Half of California should move to Georgia and West Virginia and North Carolina and make them solid blue.


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2022-03-18 2:26:09 PM  
Oh, and the wealthy around the world are looking at midwest farmland as a safe investment.

So, enjoy the price of food going up, folks.
 
2022-03-18 2:42:02 PM  

whitroth: Oh, and the wealthy around the world are looking at midwest farmland as a safe investment.

So, enjoy the price of food going up, folks.


Thankfully, the US has the cheapest food in the world. https://www.vox.com/2014/7/6/5874499/map-heres-how-much-every-country-spends-on-food
 
2022-03-18 3:21:23 PM  
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2022-03-18 4:50:43 PM  

Communist Middleschool Student: caljar: Weaver95: And remember - climate change isn't happening, and this will all be over And Day Real Soon Now.
🙄
Lake Mead is gonna run dry in about 2 years. Maybe sooner. But nobody wants to actually accept that this is happening and resources really are limited.

Who would have ever guessed that a desert would be dry?  I guess it must be climate change.  After all, if you have places named "Death Valley" it might give you a hint of the weather patterns for the last 1,000 years.

You're willfully stupid. The worst kind of stupid.


I didn't move to a desert, and then complain it's hot and dry.
 
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