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by Bernard on Sun May 2nd, 2021 at 08:04:41 PM EST

by Cat on Tue May 11th, 2021 at 10:36:29 PM EST
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Water crisis `couldn't be worse' on Oregon-California border, map NOAA, NIDIS
Irrigators, meanwhile, reacted with disbelief as the news of a water shut-off in the canals spread. A newsletter published by the Klamath Water Users Association, which represents many of the region's farmers, blared the headline, "Worst Day in the History of the Klamath Project." Farmers reported already seeing dust storms that obscured vision for 100 yards (91 meters), and they worried about their wells running dry.

About 30 protesters showed up Thursday at the head gates of the main dam to protest the shut-off and ask the irrigation district to defy federal orders and divert the water. The Herald and News reported that they were with a group called People's Rights, a far-right organization founded by anti-government activist Ammon Bundy.

archived Sep 2020 drought
by Cat on Sat May 15th, 2021 at 02:33:51 PM EST
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San Francisco Sues State to Retain Access to Vital Water Supply
The city of San Francisco claims state regulators are singling out the city during a drought
"In the middle of an extreme drought, the state should be working with us to ensure greater drought resiliency. Instead, the state's most recent effort -- done behind closed doors -- ignores the science and could leave us with virtually no water during a drought."
by Cat on Sat May 15th, 2021 at 04:11:31 PM EST
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And please ignore that body of water to the west of San Francisco.  

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Thu Jun 3rd, 2021 at 06:10:47 PM EST
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Dutch court orders Shell to cut its emissions by 45 percent by 2030
Dutch environmentalists have won a landmark court case that could have significant ramifications for the global climate movement and oil companies. On Wednesday, The Hague District Court ordered Royal Dutch Shell to reduce its carbon emissions by 45 percent by the end of the decade. After hearing both sides, a panel of judges determined the energy giant's climate plan was too vague. "[It] is not concrete, has many caveats and is based on monitoring social developments rather than the company's own responsibility for achieving a CO2 reduction," the court said.
by Bernard on Wed May 26th, 2021 at 06:16:41 PM EST
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I for one look forward to subsequent liquidation of carbon credit exchanges,

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat May 29th, 2021 at 10:54:14 PM EST
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by Bernard on Sat May 29th, 2021 at 09:53:54 AM EST
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California was warned 30+ years ago the summer snow pack would reduce to nothing under Global Warming.  

They did nothing.

Now they're at the Fourth Stage of a Disaster: WHY DIDN'T SOMEBODY TELL ME THIS COULD HAPPEN!

The Previous Stages:

  1.  Those "experts" (sneer) don't know what they are talking about

  2.  OK, they know what they are talking about but it won't happen here

  3.  OK, it MAY happen here but it won't be as bad as they say

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Thu Jun 3rd, 2021 at 06:17:16 PM EST
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