The economic valuation of land and water has increased in concurrence with both price commodities and the ravages of climate change, whose droughts, wildfires and other extreme environmental events are quickly shrinking what’s left of the planet’s arable land and clean water
The way California is currently wasting water — on elaborate lawns in Beverly Hills, on cow death-camps in the San Joaquin Valley, on whatever — it either doesn’t know where its water comes from or simply doesn’t care.
Those who would argue that these are isolated events do so at their own peril. The more time passes, the more both examples of extreme weather resemble two sides of the same fearsome coin known as catastrophic climate change.
Water wasters might want to get to work on finding a new state. Of mind, if possible.
Having your cake on climate crisis, fossil fuel addiction, eminent domain, water privatization and corporate earnings — and eating it too.
Food has stopped being our other energy problem and become a chief terror of the future.
Immigration is about to enter a new phase, which resembles an old one with a 21st century twist.
“I fear that the global water crisis will destroy all life on earth if we do not deal with it soon,” she confessed.
Our reliance upon fossil fuels could spell the end of our species as a whole if we don’t get our shit together.