Skip to comments.Arid-Headed Water War Breaks Out Between L.A. and PHX
Posted on 03/21/2013 12:21:43 PM PDT by WayneLusvardi
The word arid has two meanings: insufficient rainfall to grow trees or dull and boring. The second meaning seems to characterize the level of intelligence thats on display in the recent media water war that has broken out between the major newspapers in Los Angeles and Phoenix.
This e-water war was provoked by William deBuys op-ed article in the March 14 Los Angeles Times, Phoenixs Too Hot Future. The Phoenix-based Arizona Republic newspaper retorted on March 15 with an editorial, Los Angeles More of a Water Vacuum than Phoenix.
DeBuys is the author of the book: A Great Aridness: Climate Change and the Future of the American Southwest. He is a Ph.D.-holding environmentalist who lives on a farm in New Mexico. His book adds to the growing number of recent gloom-and-doom books on water that give predisposed pessimistic and fearful readers what they want to hear. But deBuys provocative article is meant to set back the real progress that has been made between California and Arizona in its longstanding war over Colorado River water.
This is why deBuys inserts into a discussion of water references to the culture war between California and Arizona over the controversial topic of immigration and contentious Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Many of the online commenters take their cues from deBuys provocations and aim emotional potshots at each other without gaining any new information on the water issues between the two states.
DeBuys charges that Phoenix is creating too much global warming that will suck water out of the Colorado River, leading to hydroelectric power shortages and Katrina-like natural disasters. DeBuys claims that Phoenixs high-profile dust storms are caused by its contribution to climate change.
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Why don’t the Liberals just use all the water from the melting polar ice caps? That would help keep coastal cities from being flooded.
What seems to have caused you to excerpt your own material?
Probably worried about copyright issues. /s
most wars are about lebensraum ... more specifically, water
“Why dont the Liberals just use all the water from the melting polar ice caps? That would help keep coastal cities from being flooded.”
Yep. Of course that would involve building the Grand Canal Project from the Hudson Bay and the Canadian liberals go absolutely loony every time it’s even mentioned.
Coastal cities want water? They have the means to provide themselves with just about all the potable water they now need or shall ever want in the future, WITHOUT tapping inland sources like the Sierra mountain reservoirs or the Colorado and Columbia river basins.
The vast amount of water that exists on this planet is of relatively high salinity, plus a number of other dissolved solids. There are two ways to tackle the problem.
One is to genetically modify the terrestrial plant life and animal life, including human beings, to survive and thrive on saline water, even at very high levels. The oceans TEEM with life that has made the necessary adaptations to saline conditions.
The other way is to PRODUCE potable water from the ocean itself. The schemes used so far, like some kind of osmosis filters, or using physical means to separate high concentrations of dissolved minerals from relatively low concentrations, may be perfected some day, but we just are not there yet.
What the world needs is a highly concentrated heat source, so the ocean water may be distilled, and believe it or not, we have the means to construct just such a heat source. Atomic piles, fueled by thorium, generate vast total amounts of heat in a much more controlled way, than do atomic piles fueled by uranium, but the design of thorium-powered atomic piles has not been pursued with any kind of vigor.
Simply distill brackish ocean water with this heat generated by the atomic piles, in huge columns, and use the collected distillate to provide the potable water needed. A more intelligent use of “gray water”, which may not be potable for consumption, would be for secondary uses like lawn irrigation and even agriculture.
On large enough scale, this system could actually effect so-called “climate change”, turning most coastal cities into lush rain forests, and with sustainable agriculture within the city limits, in high-rise units with various sources of artifical or natural light.
Or maybe I just play too much SimCity.
Well, the Liberals can build big ships out of recycled plastic bags and powered by solar energy. I’m sure they can also enlist the aid of polar bears to help load the cargo...that is if the polar bears haven’t all drown by then.
That should be a pipe line, liberals could celebrate...if they were really honest.
In truth, they want to overpopulate the US with open borders and then oppress and deny the people they “rule” for using too much of “the earth’s” resources.”
Greenism is quite the totaltarian game.