Wednesday, January 21, 2015

California Water Priorities

California has been going through a multi-year drought that a recent study says is the "worst in 1,200 years", Nobody knows exactly when things will return to normal -- if ever -- but it will take many years of above normal rain to fix the current water deficit.

Meanwhile, the least utilitarian of California agriculture continued to suck the state dry.

Just look at this graph showing water consumed by California almonds, pistachios and walnuts that are grown for overseas export. California is, literally, exporting its most valuable resource as a nearly-useless luxury commodity for foreigners.

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