Where do we go from here?

It’s all fun 'n good talking about solutions, but these are really long term problems, and looks like the reckoning has arrived. While most don’t even have a clue there’s really a problem, because they were all too happy swallowing the corporate fed talking points these past decades, without a skeptical thought amongst them, in fact, quite the contrary, chest beating and belligerent ignorance in the face of facts, has become the GOP’s standard response.

Now they rather destroy our government, than deal with this monster we’ve created. But I’m digressing. Between the fires and the water, it’s feeling pretty bad.

What about the sweet water?

August 14, 2021
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40 Million People Rely on the Colorado River, and Now It’s Drying Up

The first-ever official shortage on the Colorado River is expected to be announced on Monday, Aug. 16. A shortage will mean mandatory cutbacks to some users in the Southwest and offers a stark warning of what’s to come if conditions don’t improve.

Developers over farmers? But when the pie is gone, does your size of it really matter that much.

Severe drought reignites decades-old conflict between Oregon ranchers, Indigenous peoples

PBS NewsHour - August 8, 2021

Vast stretches of the Western U.S. are suffering under scorching temperatures, rampant wildfires and a years-long drought that’s depleting lakes and reservoirs. The water scarcity is tearing apart one southern Oregon community where farmers, native tribes and endangered species are all struggling to survive this summer. Stephanie Sy has the story.