ZeroHedge – California Is “A Totally Artificial World Of Water Use” & Desalination Can’t Fix It – 14 April 2015

ZeroHedgeLike many other towns in California, Santa Barbara is projecting a significant water shortfall in 2017. The solutions, being proposed for now, are extreme water conservancy, desalination plants, and sewage recycling following Jerry Brown’s diktat that  “as Californians, we have to pull together and save water in every way we can.” However, others insist that conserving water will not be enough, “I don’t think we can really conserve our way out of this problem, this problem being a combination of drought and of incredibly high water demand by a growing population and climate change,” warns NASA scientist Jay Famiglietti and environmentalists exclaim “we don’t even know how much we need because we waste so much; we live in a total artificial world of water use and water supply.” As we noted before, this is just beginning.

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