Global warming is no longer just a philosophical or environmental question; it is rapidly becoming an economic question: are we willing to stand by while we run out of one of the resources we need, not only for human life, but for a strong economy?
All we hear from the right is that global warming is a natural process and we didn't cause it. Let's reframe this conversation: who cares whose fault it is? It's happening and the fate of the national and global economies hinges, at least in part, on reliable access to water. Agriculture, manufacturing, oh and basic human life, all depend on the presence of clean, drinkable water. The evidence suggests global warming is making these droughts worse.
The question now is simple: what are your elected leaders going to do about it? Stick their head in the sand or start making tough decisions to protect the future wealth and prosperity of American society?http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/10/07/3576715/california-drought-hydropower/