Steve Breen for May 14, 2022

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    Patjade Premium Member 12 days ago

    Then they’ll complain when they have to shell out big bucks for bottled water when nothing comes out of the tap.

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    Ricky Bennett  12 days ago

    I think he’s mad…

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    PraiseofFolly  12 days ago

    Californians of the future will eventually have to admit he “knew some.”

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    akachman Premium Member 12 days ago

    I love Alfred but lawns are stupid.

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    FrankErnesto  12 days ago

    I saw some recent figures on Las Vegas water use. Guess what, golf clubs, artificial lakes, businesses. Your average private lawn was way, way down on the list.

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    superposition  12 days ago

    US water usage map:

    https://www.epa.gov/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/2017-03/ws-water-use-and-pop-growth.png?itok=wDQkWeeh

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    mourdac Premium Member 12 days ago

    Just as Covid deniers often face harsh reality, this issue will be settled as available water simply runs out.

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    IndyW  12 days ago

    Being on a rural water board, it was interesting how my state viewed water usage and allocations. If you irrigate, the water goes back in the ground and stays here. If you leave and take water with you, that’s removing it from here and impacts your allocation.

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    Frankfreak  12 days ago

    143 degrees F in India. California and many western and midwestern states should prepare.

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    PraiseofFolly  12 days ago

    Probably some huckster will start selling “Genuine Dehydrated H-2-O” as a novelty. With a mere pinch of certain minerals for taste, “You just add water.” Well, Pet Rocks made money for its seller.

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    diegot  12 days ago

    That looks like my next door neighbor. They have the greenest lawn in town. I think it’s borring (and wasteful).

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    Zuhlamon Premium Member 12 days ago

    Xenoscaping is very pervasive in San Diego County, and recycled water is used for irrigation, especially on golf courses. Grass lawns are becoming increasingly rare. Not so much in Republican-run suburban Orange County to the north, though they are starting to tear up those lush lawns mostly because water is a scarce and precious commodity.

    So Cal is a semi-arid area to begin with, and years of drought have exacerbated that problem.

    The very real threat posed by climate change certainly doesn’t help, as well. Selling non-existent software is called “Vaporware” in the IT business, which also conveniently describes the Republican mitigation “plan” for Climate Change. After all, it’s not politically convenient to agree to prepare for or mitigate impending natural and human-caused catastrophes.

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    Durak Premium Member 12 days ago

    Clay Jenkinson has been pushing the need for intelligent discussion on water. Read his book, “The Language of the Cottonwoods”.

    https://jeffersonhour.com/

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    gopher gofer  12 days ago

    folks in japan fill their postage stamp-sized lots with gravel and then when the weeds inevitably start poking through spend the money that they would have wasted on water for the garden on herbicide for the weeds…

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    dalton9529  11 days ago

    Ignorance of the masses is part of corporate America’s business models. Republicans are groomed to be too ignorant to follow the money. They think poor people and minorities have the money.

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    Rich Douglas  11 days ago

    Give every household a ration of water for free, then charge massively above that.

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    LeeGP  11 days ago

    I used to think Alfred was a little dim—but not THAT dim.

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