Just the headlines tell the story of this canary in our common mine:
And what has this to do with me, you ask? Well, this:
Moreover, while Sao Paolo’s crisis may be heightened as the result of deforestation, the U.S. crisis is definitely, already, heightened by dams on the Colorado, by falling water tables, and by profligate use of water (think of all those backyard swimming pools, fountains, lawns, golf courses, monocultural big ag practices).
Check out this USG discussion of ground water depletion.
Recently, appearing in a dream, my late husband Jeff Joel intoned: “There will be migrations.” I didn’t take it seriously. “Well yes, there already are migrations across the world,” I snapped back.
“No,” he replied. “In the U.S.”