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Obama: US must rethink water as climate changes
Associated Press ^ | Feb 14, 2014 8:53 PM EST | Darlene Superville

Posted on 02/14/2014 11:05:31 PM PST by Olog-hai

Warning that weather-related disasters will only get worse, President Barack Obama said Friday the U.S. must rethink the way it uses water as he announced new federal aid to help drought-stricken California.

Obama drew a clear connection between California’s troubles and climate change as he toured part of a farm that will go unsown this year as the state faces its worst drought in more than 100 years. Even if the U.S. takes action now to curb pollution, the planet will keep getting warmer “for a long time to come” thanks to greenhouse gases that have already built up, Obama said.

“We’re going to have to stop looking at these disasters as something to wait for. We’re going to have to start looking at these disasters as something to prepare for,” Obama said. …

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine; Science; Weather
KEYWORDS: california; climatechangefraud; climatechangehoax; drinkingwater; drought; globalwarminghoax; obama; obamaclimatechange; water
Where to begin . . . ‼
1 posted on 02/14/2014 11:05:31 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

...gonna raise taxes on water to make it more affordable is he?


2 posted on 02/14/2014 11:09:39 PM PST by Tzimisce
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To: Olog-hai

And this after years of the EPA making water decisions that go against human use in pretty much every case that comes before them. The only reason most of central and southern California was *ever* green was because of irrigation and aqueducts. The greenies turn of the spigots wherever they find them, and then wonder why the whole southern half of CA is turning back into desert.


3 posted on 02/14/2014 11:15:23 PM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: Olog-hai

Perhaps he will declare “the moral equivalent of war” on too little water.


4 posted on 02/14/2014 11:16:45 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: Olog-hai; FReepers; Patriots; FRiends
Where to begin . . . ‼


Begin right here, with Jim's report of the Marxist's visit.
5 posted on 02/14/2014 11:16:52 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Olog-hai
Pseudo-science and AGENDA will trump true science
if the lie is repeated enough, the people will beleive it !
This is an example of the "CULT of Personality " vs. true science
and defies all logic or emperical evidence.

This is an example of IMPERIAL SCIENCE vs. EMPIRACAL SCIENCE.

6 posted on 02/14/2014 11:21:24 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Little Pig

If you had gone into central California in 1850 and said that twenty-odd million people would be living there by 2000....you would have been laughed out of the saloon. Without the irrigation....there’s no agricultural build-up in the late 1800s and a surge throughout the mid 1900s. Without the aqueducts...they never would have gone past two or three million local residents. You’ve got an entire region of the US...built on this notion of everlasting and permanent water delivered via the aqueducts. If you can’t ensure it....then there’s no future there.


7 posted on 02/14/2014 11:30:06 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: Olog-hai

“...worse drought in more than 100 years...”

Gee, I wonder what caused that drought over 100 years ago, befor man started warming the globe?


8 posted on 02/14/2014 11:31:32 PM PST by GilesB
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To: Tzimisce

Gonna build a pipe line from the great lakes. Creates all the jobs keystone would (for construction,) makes his eco base happy, and justifies a tax. Due to the “need” for labor he will give the illegals amnesty to save us all by building it. Its funny how this stuff starts out as humor.


9 posted on 02/14/2014 11:32:58 PM PST by enduserindy (A painted trash can is still a trash can.)
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To: pepsionice

And that’s one reason I don’t worry overly about “Aztlan”. Even if the Messicans ever managed to take over that part of California and connect it with Mexico, the water would shut off, and the whole place would dry up overnight. In their ignorance, the “reconquistas” have no idea what it takes to keep Los Angeles or the Imperial Valley alive.


10 posted on 02/14/2014 11:37:23 PM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: Olog-hai

Gathering a handful of smelts, throwing them in an aquarium to breed and relocate/reintroduce in better times (I’ll volunteer,) and turning the damned water back on.


11 posted on 02/14/2014 11:37:46 PM PST by enduserindy (A painted trash can is still a trash can.)
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To: Olog-hai

Healthcare, the grocery store, restaurants, football, gardening, surveillance, the IRS, open borders, guns, homosexual marriage, abortion, marijuana, voter fraud, fashion, music, television, the smoke shop, taxes, the debt, Islam, the Middle East, drones, illegal immigration, gays in the military, political correctness, stand your ground, shutting down coal, solar power, wind farms, water ... is there anywhere this administration won’t pop their heads up and interfere with our lives?


12 posted on 02/14/2014 11:40:13 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Little Pig

I didn’t think about that but you are correct. It would be a big, humorously over populated and dependent Baja in short order. Without the cool race.


13 posted on 02/14/2014 11:40:49 PM PST by enduserindy (A painted trash can is still a trash can.)
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To: enduserindy

Really...just what “expertise” about anything does this uninformed degenerate, Clown Prince nobama, have about anything? What a fool...liar...loser.


14 posted on 02/14/2014 11:44:03 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: Tzimisce

When we conserve water they just raise the prices because we are using less. FUBO and wildfires are not because of “Climate Change”


15 posted on 02/14/2014 11:48:12 PM PST by funfan
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To: ogen hal

I’d love to live long enough to personally make water on this fraud’s grave.


16 posted on 02/14/2014 11:51:53 PM PST by Argus
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To: Olog-hai

Well it looks as if Global Warming is here and California will have to adjust it’s way of life. Obama throws a few bucks their way to try and figure out what to do with their desert now.
He does not care that the price of food in the USA is going to be skyrocketing this year and those little smelts are gonna die anyway. Not a smidgen of real help for us OR the farmers.
I do wonder why the irrigation water for his precious golf course isn’t being diverted to Fresno post haste!


17 posted on 02/15/2014 12:06:04 AM PST by tinamina
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To: Olog-hai
Well, if you're preparing a Dictionary of Polemic Nonsense and looking for an example for the definition of the word gobbledygook...

This’d be a good start:

“We’re going to have to stop looking at these disasters as something to wait for. We’re going to have to start looking at these disasters as something to prepare for.”

18 posted on 02/15/2014 12:07:58 AM PST by ArmstedFragg (Hoaxey Dopey Changey)
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To: ogen hal

“...just what “expertise” about anything”
I hear he rolls a mean blunt.


19 posted on 02/15/2014 12:23:52 AM PST by enduserindy (A painted trash can is still a trash can.)
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To: Olog-hai
Imagine that, turned the water off to farmers because of a fish that is not even indigenous to the region and end up with a dust-bowl that they will no blame on glow bull warming so they can take control of the water.
20 posted on 02/15/2014 1:56:28 AM PST by mikefive (RLTW)
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To: Little Pig

That is exactly what happened. And the reason the greenies turned the water off was to protect an endangered species, a freaking smelt. Studies have shown that the greenies killed more smelt looking for smelts than were killed by the water flowing into these valleys. Stupid morons.


21 posted on 02/15/2014 2:28:11 AM PST by ImNotLying (The Right To Bear Arms: Making good people helpless won't make bad people harmless!)
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To: Tzimisce

Control water


22 posted on 02/15/2014 2:31:50 AM PST by ronnie raygun (zippy the a##clown sez..............................)
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To: mikefive

But they can fricassee birds with solar power facilities and kill birds including eagles with wind power blades.


23 posted on 02/15/2014 2:46:31 AM PST by MagnoliaB
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To: Olog-hai

I know where this is leading. Water meters on private wells so they can collect tax on water you get from a well you put in yourself. It has come up before. You can google it.


24 posted on 02/15/2014 2:50:20 AM PST by MagnoliaB
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To: MagnoliaB
I'm thinking more along the lines of, they created a crisis by turning off the water. Now they will attempt to control the conversation about the solution by blaming it on glow bull warming, even though they themselves created the problem in the first place. All done in order to push the climate change agenda and take control of another resource. I'm not a tin foil hat kind of guy, but I can look back and take a look at what these people did to create a problem so now they can swoop in with a “solution”.
25 posted on 02/15/2014 3:38:55 AM PST by mikefive (RLTW)
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To: mikefive

I’m certainly not disagreeing with your take on things. Tin foil is useless when your country has been turned into Htrae.


26 posted on 02/15/2014 3:45:30 AM PST by MagnoliaB
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To: MagnoliaB

I had to look up Htrae, but that’s spot on.


27 posted on 02/15/2014 4:01:13 AM PST by mikefive (RLTW)
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To: Olog-hai

Obviously Obama never read the Declaration of Independence’s Preamble of the Constitution’s 14th Amendment. I consider water to fall under the part with “Life” in the sentence that says “The right to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness”.

Water is the essential molecule of life.


28 posted on 02/15/2014 4:02:47 AM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: Olog-hai

Did he create water out of wine while he was in CA?

From its beginning in Eden, man-made “climate change” in the Bible was caused by the sins of mankind, not by greenhouse gas.


29 posted on 02/15/2014 4:15:42 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: pepsionice

Almost every city on this planet is located beside some body of water. There is a reason for that.


30 posted on 02/15/2014 4:20:41 AM PST by xp38
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To: Olog-hai

Whenever a politician uses the pronoun “we”, hang on to your wallet.


31 posted on 02/15/2014 4:24:16 AM PST by Daveinyork
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To: Olog-hai
First he seizes control of our healthcare...now he wants control of our water.And then he'll want control of our food.Saul Alinsky is smiling *up* (not down) upon this worthless piece of bipedal excrement.
32 posted on 02/15/2014 4:33:57 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Obama: "I can do whatever I want")
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To: GilesB
Gee, I wonder what caused that drought over 100 years ago, befor man started warming the globe? <<

Gold prospectors 100 yrs before that..they should have been taxed!

33 posted on 02/15/2014 5:05:05 AM PST by M-cubed
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To: enduserindy

The Canuks might have something to say about that.


34 posted on 02/15/2014 5:21:19 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Olog-hai

I had a professor in the mid ‘90s who told us what a disaster the water policy out west was - no mention of global warming, just insane bureaucrats...


35 posted on 02/15/2014 5:41:36 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Olog-hai
the state faces its worst drought in more than 100 years. Even if the U.S. takes action now to curb pollution, the planet will keep getting warmer “for a long time to come” thanks to greenhouse gases

I'll bet Woodrow Wilson said the same thing 100 years ago.

36 posted on 02/15/2014 6:21:41 AM PST by jerod (Pro-Abortion Gun Control Freaks & Environmental Nuts who hated Capitalism? The Nazi's)
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To: Olog-hai

Actually, the state that needs to be doing something about water right now is Texas. This is for three reasons: that much of Texas is typically arid and subject to drought; that Texas has a long border with the Gulf; and importantly, that Texas has a vast supply of natural gas available to it.

Importantly Texas already desalinates a lot of water, having about 46 desalination plants. But typically these are smaller, municipal plants. So in addition, Texas should plan for the future by pumping vast amounts of water inland to what amounts to gigantic artificial cistern-aquifers.

On the plus side, once the cisterns are full, local recovery of their water in time of drought should be much less difficult.


37 posted on 02/15/2014 7:27:25 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: Olog-hai

Control the food and water supply; control the masses.

PERIOD.

barry is doing well for his masters.


38 posted on 02/15/2014 8:01:29 AM PST by joethedrummer
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To: Olog-hai

“worst drought in more than 100 years”does that imply that through Scientific studies of tree rings, sediment and other natural evidence, researchers have documented multiple droughts in California that lasted 10 or 20 years in a row during the past 1,000 years — compared to the mere three-year duration of the current dry spell.

The two most severe megadroughts make the Dust Bowl of the 1930s look tame: a 240-year-long drought that started in 850 and, 50 years after the conclusion of that one, another that stretched at least 180 years.”

The motto for California should be save water bathe with a friend.


39 posted on 02/15/2014 8:53:43 AM PST by managusta (The first sign of maturity is the discovery that the volume knob also turns to the left.)
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To: Olog-hai

Nothing mentioned about tne big puddle of water due west of California? How much is a desalination plant? Certainly can’t be more than the 2.2 billion it cost to roast the birds in mojave?


40 posted on 02/15/2014 9:05:09 AM PST by Organic Panic
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So if the drought is global warming, what will be the cause of the end of the drought?


41 posted on 02/15/2014 9:19:43 AM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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