Letters to the Editor

Questions on water

Why is it that we Americans are willing to spend billions of dollars on machines of war but do nothing about a drought that within one year may close down the farm fields of California?

Why is it we pretend there is no human effect on our Earth and its resources, while the state that produces easily 60 percent of our nation’s vegetables, fruits and nuts is soon to go dry?

Why is it our governments have not allocated monies to build desalination plants along our coastlines and/or water pipelines from wet states?

Why don’t we require our large oil producers to run parallel pipelines and deliver water as they deliver oil and natural gas?

Why do we cover our dry hillsides with vineyards and crops that demand copious amounts of water?

Why are farmers spending hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to drill deeper wells looking for water that, once it is gone, will never return?

Why is it we do little to nothing about cutting our individual water use by 25 percent?

Why is it we pretend that the rains will eventually come and all will be well?

What will we do when all the water is gone?