The “browning” of California.

Today, William Shatner announced a plan to build a water pipeline from the Pacific Northwest and consider using High Speed Rail funds as he has “heard nothing”…sounds strikingly familiar to my original blog based upon a 2011 presentation I made. All ideas are welcome to address common sense sustainability.  Here is the YouTube link:

Sustainable Events Make Sense (Cents)!

By Terry Mullin, March 16, 2015

It’s about choices and common sense.

California is dry…and turning brown.  Following on from my blog of January 5th, 2015 “What Have We Learned About the California Drought Since 2009”[i] it appears that the answer is “not as much as we should have.”  California is still “on track” to build a high speed rail system for $68 billion.  Many contend that the train has value – but there are other pressing issues that must be addressed as well.  And since our state must live within its own budget, choices and priorities must be set.

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California’s January was the driest ever since record-keeping began in 1895. The State’s groundwater and snowpack levels are at all-time lows.  Data from NASA satellites show that the total amount of water stored in the Sacramento and San Joaquin river basins — that is, all of the…

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