Home » California Citizens and Their Elected Officials to Blame for Unnecessary Drought
California continues to play the same old broken record when it comes to drought. Supposedly, this year is their worst in history and elected officials are crying for residents to conserve water and promising overall disaster in the wake of this latest labeled climate change phenomenon.
In reality, California’s lack of water has nothing to do with climate change and everything to do with bad and irresponsible governing.
California has been in drought 95% of the time since human civilization became intelligent enough to keep weather records. This is because most of the state is a desert and semi-arid naturally, and lack of precipitation is normal.
Compounding California’s water needs is the massive population of over 40 million officially, and much higher if those who are there illegally were to be counted.
Over past decades, California has gone as far as the inter mountain west and the Rockies to obtain enough water to maintain their survival. Today, they have nowhere to go for water and must answer for their current and past mistakes in keeping the state from an economic collapse and, perhaps, a human catastrophe because of the lack of it.
If California continues to follow their same old worn out policies regarding water resources, the desert will assuredly reclaim most of the state, returning it to a population small enough to survive on what water is available.
We should not feel sorry for California’s lack of water because in today’s age of modern science, there is no excuse for any state—or country, for that matter—to be suffering from drought. At this point and time in human history, drought should have been made obsolete decades ago.
California, as well as other drought-stricken areas of the world, need to take advantage of desalinization technology that has been around for many decades.
The state of California has over a thousand miles of coastline on the Pacific Ocean which means the capacity to sustain a population the size of the entire continent of North America and beyond.
For those of you who believe desalinization is too expensive, I say the results of prolonged drought both in financial terms and human costs far outweigh the expenses of desalinization use.
Californians and their elected officials need to get their heads out of the 1920’s mindset and take advantage of 21st century technology. Very soon, the question of whether or not to use desalinization technology will be replaced with the necessity of doing so.
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