California water crises: Global warming or bureaucracy?
Not the problem we thought
A century worth of bad policies
In the late nineteenth century, the US government began subsidizing the water supply for farmers in California because they wanted more and more people to spread out in the West.
Fast-forward about 150 years, and California is now facing a water crises which has led to the governor to issue a mandate to reduce water consumption by 25%.
The problem? Agriculture is the main culprit of water consumption, and there’s a big bureaucratic/tax payer funded complex that is the main contributor to the water crises.
This issue isn’t due to climate change. This is due to our unintelligent distribution of resources as a nation, and it has been going on a long time.