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an excerpt from WINDFALL: The Booming Business of Global Warming

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As the West Dries Up, This Hedge Fund Pioneer Stands to Make a Killing

In his new book, WINDFALL: The Booming Business of Global Warming, journalist McKenzie Funk travels around the world interviewing people who expect to make a killing from the havoc of climate change. Here is an intro and an excerpt and a conversation by Mother Jones... (click either the image or the link)



for another excerpt and interview, click HERE
Last Updated ( Friday, 14 February 2014 02:03 )

2 new articles about WATER Management

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HAND OUTS FOR THE WATER FILMS in February (put together by Teresa "Tree" Lees):

Sustainable Water Management – that’s what we need!

California’s persistent water shortages are not a water supply problem—they are a water management problem.  California’s history of moving water from one region of the state to another has led to an inequitable, energy intensive, and unsustainable water management system.  Mega-infrastructure projects like imported water and ocean desalination are not viable long-term water supply options.  To date, however, statewide funding encourages the financing of mega-infrastructure projects that are expensive to both the state and the rate-payer, and do not provide the same return on investment as other water supply options.  To become water sustainable, California needs to prioritize its funding of water supplies based on sustainability criteria to ensure Californians are getting the most out of their water infrastructure investments. 

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 12 February 2014 23:59 ) Read more...

California’s Drought — Who’s Really Using all the Water?

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Last week, Governor Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency for the state of California as 2013 was the driest year in the state’s history since records started being kept about 100 years ago. State water reservoirs are critically low and farmers, lawmakers, and environmentalists’ growing concerns have gone from a slow drip to a raging storm. Activists and farmers recently joined forces and came in droves from the Central Valley to rally on the capitol steps in Sacramento, demanding action as water levels drop and anxiety levels rise.

California residents have been asked to be vigilant and cut back on household water use, but only about 4 percent of California’s water footprint is individual, personal use. A stunning 93 percent goes to agriculture, according to a 2012 Pacific Institute report, so if we really want to talk about drastic conservation, perhaps we should look at our food choices.

Last Updated ( Monday, 03 February 2014 02:04 ) Read more...
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