All NASA can suggest is ‘water rationing’ for Californians?

 

 

California has only one year of water left. NASA’s top water scientist calls for immediate water rationing for domestic, municipal and industrial uses (eg fracking). A recent Field Poll shows that 94 percent of Californians surveyed believe the drought is serious, and one-third support mandatory rationing.

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…with all their space technology and the “landings” on the Moon and Mars blah blah blah….the rocket scientists at NASA can only offer a suggestion to Californians water problem – “Rationing” This however has been proven to work successfully for astronauts in space and should work well for people on the flat Earth. I would have hoped they would come up with some Photoshop ‘rainfalls’…. or something like it. That would be fucking awesome let me tell you.

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Only 1 year of water left in California, NASA scientist suggests rationing

rationing NASA’s latest space technology to combat the California drought.

NASA’s top water scientist says California only has about one year’s worth of water left in storage, and its groundwater – often used as a backup for reservoirs and other reserves – is rapidly depleting. He suggests immediately rationing water.

California just had the driest January since record-keeping began in…

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9 thoughts on “All NASA can suggest is ‘water rationing’ for Californians?

  1. “One fourth – or 140,000 acres – of California’s rice field went fallow, which is expected to have an effect felt both nationwide and internationally, as the Golden State both provides rice to restaurants across the US and exports it to Asia. Estimates are, smaller crops and increased water costs will cut $2.2 billion from the $44 billion a year agricultural business.”

    Going to some of the links I found the above. I am baffled. They export rice to Asia?! Don’t they grow enough rice in Asia? Why does Asia need to import rice?

    Further on I found this: “Other solutions to rationing are desalination plants. San Diego is building the largest ocean desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere. The $1 billion project will deliver 50 million gallons of drinking water a day and is scheduled to open in 2016, while 15 other plants are planned along the coastline from Los Angeles to the San Francisco Basin.

    But there are a few drawbacks: the San Diego plant requires more electricity to produce than any other water source, and in order to get 50 million gallons of drinking water it has to process 100 million gallons of seawater, which once returned to the ocean as discharge water has double the saline level.”

    Further about desalination: “Desalination has been adopted by other nations with fewer natural freshwater supplies – Israel, Australia and Saudi Arabia, for example.

    Another remedy being considered by California municipalities is wastewater recycling, which involves treating city sewage to drinking water standards and using it to refill reservoirs.”

    http://rt.com/usa/240657-nasa-california-water-drought/

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    • California has been growing rice in the northern Sacramento Valley for decades because it makes the people who live there extremely rich. I lived in Chico for four years before the Taxpayers’ Association forced the country to end mosquito abatement (all those flooded rice paddies are a great breeding ground for mosquitoes) and I became terrified my infant daughter would get Rocky Mountain encephalitis. Besides the extreme heat and humidity in the summer, there were always two weeks every fall in which the surrounding air turned black with the rice farmers burning their rice stubble.

      What southern California really needs to do is dig up half its pavement to end the runoff of perfectly good rainwater to the ocean: http://stuartjeannebramhall.com/2014/10/22/a-natural-solution-to-drought/

      Besides wasting massive amounts of energy, desalinization also deposits some really nasty toxic waste into the ocean: http://stuartjeannebramhall.com/2014/10/22/a-natural-solution-to-drought/

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      • Hi, Stuart! Thanks for the links and telling me about your experiences. I guess in the past people often did not know any better, doing things that were terrible for the environment. In a way it is a great achievement that there is so much more knowledge around now. Only to get people to the point where they can accept, that they need to change their ways, is rather difficult, isn’t it?
        I love to eat rice. I wonder, whether it is possible to grow rice without all these disadvantages?

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      • Thanks Stuart. “Economic Analysis of Rice Straw Management Alternatives and Understanding Farmers’ Choices” This heading sounds interesting. I think I am going to read this. Thanks for the link!

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  2. You know about my contempt and disgust for institutions, thus I am not surprised by NASA’s foolishness. NASA is worthless and untrustworthy!

    However, I have a very helpful suggestion for Californians, please pass it on:
    https://ronmamita.wordpress.com/2013/03/25/change-air-into-drinking-water/
    and Message To Investors:
    https://ronmamita.wordpress.com/emergencies/food/message-to-investors/
    At a time when institutions are criminal and in control of the global economy and financial system.
    If you work for the Criminal Institutions, quit and leave.
    If you are a small or retail investor: consider building and nurturing for the 7th generation.
    If you are no longer investing but have wealth then nurture the 7th generation.

    CONSIDER ALTERNATIVES

    Alternative Farmland, Engineering, and Factories will be needed as people on main Street advance away from Wall Street and the deteriorating, destructive and rigged global corporate governance system.

    At a time when infrastructure, and health are eroding, investors can contribute to the future generations and insure healthy food, drinking water, and growing communities are vibrant.
    Recycle industry, Organic Farms, Hemp production, Transportation industry, alternative Energy, and the list grows for a new path of resiliency, diversity, and abundance increases as you focus on holistic alternatives.

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