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Friday, June 17, 2022

The Colorado River's reservoirs have diminished to the point that significant cuts to the water supplied to the seven states that rely on it will be necessary next year, a federal official warned Tuesday.

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They have done little to nothing to prepare for this - in particular California. The continued waste is amazing, they should have been going after all the waste years ago.

On the bright side - plenty of water here. My real estate values will probably start to climb because of it - eventually people will start to not live were they have no water.

#1 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2022-06-16 11:15 AM | Reply

Sure, let's build more golf courses and hotels in Palm Springs.

#2 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-06-16 02:37 PM | Reply

And to think, the government and the land developers have only been fully aware of this since Chinatown.

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-06-16 03:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I honestly don't get the reference...

#4 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2022-06-16 05:18 PM | Reply

I remember 20 years ago when I was living in the Denver area, one of my friends living in a subdivision with an HOA was banned from converting her yard to a natural one for the area. They insisted she keep grass and water it. My cousin in LV had a similar experience about 15 years ago. Well the bill has come due...

#5 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2022-06-16 05:20 PM | Reply

Go watch the movie Chinatown?

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-06-16 05:50 PM | Reply

Add it to the reasons why many people are truly full of ---- when they say they believe global warming is impacting their lives and very very serious.

WTF did they move to that part of the country when it's been a knows problem since "Chinatown" water is a serious issue.

Well, is it or isn't it?

#7 | Posted by eberly at 2022-06-16 06:10 PM | Reply

Chinatown was about the Owens valley, Kern river.

I don't recall the Colorado River being involved.

#8 | Posted by oneironaut at 2022-06-16 06:10 PM | Reply

"WTF did they move to that part of the country when it's been a knows problem since "Chinatown" water is a serious issue."

That's like asking why do you drive a car when it's been known since 1896 that CO2 is a greenhouse gas.

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-06-16 06:21 PM | Reply

"Add it to the reasons why many people are truly full of ---- when they say they believe global warming is impacting their lives and very very serious."

People alone can't end global warming, any more than people alone can end homelessness, or slavery, or get women the right to vote.

I'm being very, very serious.

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-06-16 06:25 PM | Reply

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No it isn't. It even close

#11 | Posted by eberly at 2022-06-16 07:04 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I'm not talking about ending global warming nor hypocrisy

I'm talking about pure self interest

#12 | Posted by eberly at 2022-06-16 07:06 PM | Reply

And accepting it.

#13 | Posted by eberly at 2022-06-16 07:15 PM | Reply

I'm talking about pure self interest
#12 | POSTED BY EBERLY

Pure self interest, as opposed to enlightened self interest?

Sure, that works.

Pure self interest is really just a morally neutered way to say selfishness, yeah?

Our economics is predicated on the assumption that people are greedy and people are lazy.

One should not be surprised when participants in such a system live up to expectations.

#14 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-06-16 07:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Snoofy, would you move to Scottsdale and pay $500 per sq ft for a house if they are really close to running out water?

It's a good example of how people, who claim to believe in global warming, would make that choice.

I wouldn't do it based on the risk.

I believe the risk is real. Do you?

#15 | Posted by eberly at 2022-06-16 07:21 PM | Reply

"Snoofy, would you move to Scottsdale and pay $500 per sq ft for a house if they are really close to running out water?"

No, of course not.

When people hear
"they're running out of water"
their brain replaces it with
"I better be prepared for high utility bills."
and with
"I'm sure they will figure it out before it gets too bad"

When was the last time anywhere in Anerica someone turned on the tap and nothing came out, ever again?

#16 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-06-16 07:28 PM | Reply

Time to end year round golf courses.

And can we make standard toilets that don't require flushing when it's just urine?

#17 | Posted by Tor at 2022-06-16 07:32 PM | Reply

Eberly, to your point:

Place I used to work, one of the guys before my time there bought an expensive house that got taken out by a somewhat predictable Southern California mudslide.

It was a fatal choice.

We can say he was stupid to buy there, but what if the mudslides never came? I imagine his thinking is not so different than the tens of millions of Republicans (and not nearly as many Democrats) who think a 2% chance of death from COVID-19 is pretty low, so why bother getting vaccinated.

We can't expect people to think like actuaries. So we legislate their bad choices away. Or, for example with the Second Amendment, we don't legislate the bad choices away, with predictable gun violence as a result.

#18 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-06-16 07:35 PM | Reply

I believe you're describing somebody who either did not believe in global warming or someone who professed and claimed that he did, but was simply full of ----

#19 | Posted by eberly at 2022-06-16 08:04 PM | Reply

Okay.

I believe your line of reasoning demonstrates why people won't be able to address global warming.

Why it will take government action.

#20 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-06-16 08:06 PM | Reply

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I think our salvation will be technology.

If it comes ... ...

#21 | Posted by eberly at 2022-06-16 08:11 PM | Reply

"I think our salvation will be technology."

I'm so glad you said that!

Because that's what the people moving to Scottsdale think about water scarcity.

Let me point out the obvious:
Technology is what got us into the mess.

To put it another way,
Past Performance Is No Guarantee Of Future Results.

#22 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-06-16 11:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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Agreed

#23 | Posted by eberly at 2022-06-16 11:11 PM | Reply

I think our salvation will be technology.

SoCal didnt' care until it was too late ...

Technology is what got us into the mess.

You're wrong ... its population ...

#24 | Posted by oneironaut at 2022-06-16 11:13 PM | Reply


Why it will take government action.
#20 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

Its a balance of Tech and incentives ... We should promote incentives on research ... not production ... instead we are doing the opposite ... .

#25 | Posted by oneironaut at 2022-06-16 11:14 PM | Reply

Technology is what got us into the mess.
You're wrong ... its population ...
#24 | POSTED BY ONEIRONAUT

Technology is why the population is 8 or 9 billion.

You are completely useless as a human being. You literally subtract value from any conversation you enter.

#26 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-06-16 11:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"We should promote incentives on research ... not production ... instead we are doing the opposite"

Who's we?

Because here in America, we have the R&D Tax Credit.

Like I said. You are worse than useless.

#27 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-06-16 11:24 PM | Reply

Hands off the Great Lakes.

#28 | Posted by JOE at 2022-06-17 07:37 AM | Reply

This is like our infrastructure. It's been a problem building and building and building while being kicked down the road for as long as I've paid attention to politics.

But problems are always someone else's problem when there's short term money to be made.

#29 | Posted by jpw at 2022-06-17 08:33 AM | Reply

people won't be able to address global warming.
Why it will take government action.

#20 | POSTED BY SNOOFY AT 2022-06-16 08:06 PM | FLAG:

I don't know if you noticed this, but We The People are the government.

If a politican has the balls to tell people something they don't want to hear, We The People just replace them.

#30 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2022-06-17 10:54 AM | Reply

"I don't know if you noticed this, but We The People are the government."

We are? Why even have a President then, or Congress.

Explain it to yourself like you're five.

#31 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-06-17 11:54 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

Snoofy, you ever take a moment to think maybe you have a problem with responsibility? lol.

#32 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2022-06-17 01:49 PM | Reply

Go watch the movie Chinatown?

#6 | Posted by snoofy

Well now that I know it is a MOVIE... I had no clue what the reference meant.

#33 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2022-06-17 02:43 PM | Reply

Sitz - Snoofy is right up and down this one. People cry about the nanny state right? Well part of governing is making those hard decisions and actually DOING something where as keyboard jockeys like us whine, complain and pontificate. You are right people replace "unpopular" politicians. That doesn't mean they still shouldn't do the right thing for the people they represent. If they don't they are abdicating their responsibilities to we the people. Politicians that stand up and tell the people what then need to hear are rare today.

Right wing politicians in particular are excelling at this presently. They have adopted populism and abandoned responsibility. Instead of telling people what they need to hear they just echo the lowest common denominators from the mob. This has lead to almost zero constructive legislation in years.

#34 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2022-06-17 02:53 PM | Reply

But some people in Odessa, Tx went without water because a water main ruptured.

Signed: Every loony who ruined their own state.

#35 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2022-06-17 04:06 PM | Reply

Inconvenient truth

#36 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2022-06-18 01:50 PM | Reply

We were going to move to New Mexico next year. No longer. Plenty of water and temperate winters where we live. So we've decided to stay put and just travel when COVID isn't a threat anymore.

#37 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2022-06-19 12:35 AM | Reply

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