...This book - and several others - predicts huge water shortages are coming in the many places on earth - and in the United States - where long term droughts plus exploding population size will bring more Day Zeros.
[I lOVE this book. It's scary, but fascinating. It's a history book with the past viewed through the lens of water. Brilliantly annotated, it is credible beyond reasonable question. Comforting, that.]
"Day Zero" is actually here, over there
Talk about an INFRASTRUCTURE CHALLENGE! How Should America respond to the parching of its Western one third? There is a lot water (many floods, even) in its Eastern third; what would it take to move some of the excess water to the west? Some kind of big time infrastructure, that's what it would take. Here's one version.
In a nation with over 2,000,000 miles of oil and gas pipelines, maybe we should think about some really big …