Drought Politics

California’s Water Problem

by Walter Williams, Human Events Californians are experiencing their third year of drought. Headlines read: “Current California Drought Is Driest In State’s History; Scientists Fear ‘Megadroughts’ On Their Way.” “Global Warming Upped Heat Driving California’s Drought.” Then there are scientific claims such as, “There’s a rapidly growing body of scientific research finding that California is in …

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California Drought brings Water Cops

by Matt Petronzio, Mashable As of Thursday, 100% of California is now in “severe drought” or worse, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. The state has had its driest start to the year ever recorded, and 2013 was its driest calendar year. Scientists say southern California shouldn’t expect significant rain until October or November, and record heat …

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Mega-Rich are buying your Water

by Jo-Shing Yang, Global Research This article was first published on December 21, 2012 A disturbing trend in the water sector is accelerating worldwide. The new “water barons” — the Wall Street banks and elitist multibillionaires — are buying up water all over the world at unprecedented pace. Familiar mega-banks and investing powerhouses such as Goldman …

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