Water News, 2018: We Face An Existential Water Crisis


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 13 March 2018

 

CLIMATE CHANGE NEWS
We Face An Existential Water Crisis

A Simple Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor—Mokelumne Wild & Scenic,
Ledger Dispatch, March 8, 2018.

“...I’m reminded of the story of Nero fiddling while Rome burned. I’m not so sure that the elites care about what future generations will do for water, or even this generation for that matter.”

 

This is A "Self-Correcting" Problem

This will not be such a problem, at least for future generations. The weather is changing so rapidly and radically that there will be little water left for, "future generations," to even subsist here, let alone "fight" over what we've driven off.

I expect the water woes & wars to reach shrill tones as our mountains dry out as our population rapidly swells to fifty million.

Historians will look back, and say, "what were they thinking?" We were not "thinking," but allowed our greedy desires to overcome our own values to nature's balances at the same time. Greed is not a "thought," but an emotional desire. We allowed our selfish emotions to overwhelm ourselves and nature, is the answer to that question.

 

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North Fork of the Mokelumne River Headwaters Improvements

 

 

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Worse models the Best?

Two Degrees Already Baked In

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