eternal flame Wrote: I am sincerely enjoying all of your clever jokes ---- but then if I think of it for any length of time, it is really scarey. We could have massive deaths, & maybe the best scientists & environmentalists would be the first to die - the only ones who may be capable of saving us. Meanwhile many great scientists are off on their rocket to Mars, (on a one way trip) with no way back - & nothing is at stake except survival of the human species & all life forms on earth. // a bit of drama.\\.In the past, when people needed rain, they "seeded" the clouds --- some kind of chemical or substance they dropped from airplanes into the clouds, & in many cases it did produce Rain. Then the Indian Tribes used to do "rain dances" & they had some degree of success, according to legends. But what could produce enough Rain for such huge areas, & enough to make up for years of drought & lower water tables? Plus ever-growing populations of "thirsty" human beings.The right-winger Republican Religions (for some weird reason) do NOT believe in Global Warming. And they usually do NOT believe in the Christian Bible, either, which is really hard for most other Christians to fathom. Because there are many passages in the Bible which refer to the End Times, & how over 1/3 of creatures in the sea will die off. (Currently, ordinary pollution is causing that effect, with oil & pesticides doing most of the damage). But the Bible claims most of the sea creatures will perish & people will be dying from excessive heat, & lack of water. (This is Bible prophesy telling of Global Warming). Rev 16: 10)
Schmidt Wrote: Putting all the Biblical stuff aside, the California drought is an extremely worrisome situation that if it continues, will be devastating for the entire USA economy. Americans just can't seem to get worried about anything that doesn't affect them today. What me worry? Water rationing and other measures are needed now, not only in California but in the Colorado River drainage system. We waste a lot of water in Colorado that could be better used downstream.
Schmidt Wrote: Yes but if the drought is hurting more than just California, and has national implications, perhaps the President could take some "executive actions". I'm just guessing here. I have not researched it. All I know is that Congress won't act with James Inhofe head of the Environmental Committee. They would be interfering in "God's work." I'm being sarcastic again.