Sunday, February 22, 2009

California farms lose main water source to drought

California farms lose main water source to drought

Too bad it takes devastation in the US before our country MIGHT wake up and smell the climate change (that I might add, is disproportionately affecting developing countries - see here and here and here). This is yet another reason why it's a bad, bad thing for the rest of the country to be so dependent on produce from California. I hate buying strawberries from the other side of the country - but that's the only thing that's ever sold in the grocery store!

If you haven't done so already, please sign the Food Democracy Now petition. They do good work.


Alex Zorach said...

I've been thinking a lot about water use too...I just wrote this page on wikipedia:

I was browsing on google maps when I saw an island that looked interesting...I looked it up and found there was no article on it, but that there were a lot of scholarly articles about the island...and in the process of researching it I learned all the disturbing things about the water use in the Colorado river and what it has done to the ecosystem at the river's delta.

Kelly said...

Interesting about Montague Island. Have you seen this article?