My own thoughts are that our current situation cannot be blamed solely on man made global warming. Why? It takes decades to to see what the causes truly are. The article in the New York Times talks about two previous Mega Droughts we had. Happy reading...
"Beginning about 1,100 years ago, what is now California baked in two droughts, the first lasting 220 years and the second 140 years. Each was much more intense than the mere six-year dry spells that afflict modern California from time to time, new studies of past climates show. The findings suggest, in fact, that relatively wet periods like the 20th century have been the exception rather than the rule in California for at least the last 3,500 years, and that mega-droughts are likely to recur."
#climatechange #megadrought #water
Solutions will not be easy. Making the public aware to the issues that the river has is one method. Funny thing. There has been public meetings about the river for years and the general public never was in attendance.
Perhaps it will take a Hollywood touch to make people aware of the issues we face on the Colorado River and elsewhere in a parched West.
What a long strange journey its been. I've been following the exploits of fellow G+er and his odyssey of traveling around the world on his Honda C90 motorcycle. Actually, fascinating to read as Liam gets into scrapes and learns about the world at ground level. Currently, he is in Africa and has to postpone his journey. One of his most interesting posts was Journal 5. I was particularly interested in the observations that he made about Ghana (halfway down the post).
I suggest that you read Liam's post before looking at the photo essay on Ghana (below). It was an interesting essay to say the least.
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