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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 Californias 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.
Were going to have to stop looking at these disasters as something to wait for. Were going to have to start looking at these disasters as something to prepare for, Obama said.
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...gonna raise taxes on water to make it more affordable is he?
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.
Perhaps he will declare “the moral equivalent of war” on too little water.
This is an example of IMPERIAL SCIENCE vs. EMPIRACAL SCIENCE.
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.
“...worse drought in more than 100 years...”
Gee, I wonder what caused that drought over 100 years ago, befor man started warming the globe?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Really...just what “expertise” about anything does this uninformed degenerate, Clown Prince nobama, have about anything? What a fool...liar...loser.
When we conserve water they just raise the prices because we are using less. FUBO and wildfires are not because of “Climate Change”
I’d love to live long enough to personally make water on this fraud’s grave.
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!
This’d be a good start:
“Were going to have to stop looking at these disasters as something to wait for. Were going to have to start looking at these disasters as something to prepare for.”
“...just what expertise about anything”
I hear he rolls a mean blunt.
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.
But they can fricassee birds with solar power facilities and kill birds including eagles with wind power blades.
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.
I’m certainly not disagreeing with your take on things. Tin foil is useless when your country has been turned into Htrae.
I had to look up Htrae, but that’s spot on.
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.
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.
Almost every city on this planet is located beside some body of water. There is a reason for that.
Whenever a politician uses the pronoun “we”, hang on to your wallet.
Gold prospectors 100 yrs before that..they should have been taxed!
The Canuks might have something to say about that.
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...
I'll bet Woodrow Wilson said the same thing 100 years ago.
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.
Control the food and water supply; control the masses.
barry is doing well for his masters.
“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.
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?
So if the drought is global warming, what will be the cause of the end of the drought?