Article of the Week Response “The Wrong Way to Think about California Water” is an argumentative piece of writing that was written by Michael Hiltzik in the Los Angeles Times. This article stresses mostly about the mere fact of how people waste water; especially in California. The major drought is causing people to use more water than we actually need to use normally. We don’t need to use as much water as we do
One of which, is water. The causes of the drought is the overpopulation of Californians and the fact that most of Southern California is a desert. Also most of California’s water is used in farming because the state has the most utilized valley in the country. So many crops, such as almonds, require massive amounts of water. The effects of overpopulation and lack of natural resources have caused the supply of water in California to become limited.
"I got sick and tired of looking at what looked like a pile of hay,"(Cave) said one of the residents in California. This woman was talking about using a spray paint to color her front lawn green. She may find that the sprayed grass solves her problem in her own yard, but everyone in California knows that there is a much more overwhelming problem that must be handled. Since 2011, there has been a serious problem of water shortage in California. Because of climate changes heating up the Earth and people using an extraordinary amount of water, California has become one of the worst drought areas in the United States.
Our beautiful 31st state, California, is in a major drought. What is causing the valley to sink more than it ever has in recent years? “Sipping California Dry” authored by Matt Richtel, goes beyond the issues at hand by interviewing the farmers themselves, detailing exactly what is happening in the golden state with pictures that show just how bad it is in California. This drought is a real issue, and the author works very hard to bring to light certain aspects of it that we may not know about in a detailed, informative way.
California dry from all of its water people trying to sell or just moving anywhere else. The drought has been going on for many years and slowly California is running out of water. If the government of California does not do anything the people may start to attack farmer to get water or the government may go for the people. The farmers are using all the water and people are losing their water.
Due to a shortage of water in California, the governor has proposed a diversion system to move water from the Northern California to Southern California. As for this will probably help since there is more farming, and more climate changes in Northern California. This will make a big bad and good difference. First, it will be a bad situation because then the farmers will not have the water they need for their crops, animals, etc.
People in this society believes every statement that is said by an important person true. In California, new reports has claimed California to be in a drought due to the waste of water. However, is California’s drought report an actual problem? Ever since 2013, the news station ABC news have claimed California is in a drought crisis.
Climate Change’s Effects on The Mojave Desert The problem known as climate change is causing a domino effect of devastating blows to the Mojave Desert’s ecosystem. Resulting in damage to plants and animals. Given this, if not changed now the effects will damage humans too. Sadly, it starts the pain by first taken out the most valuable source to any living creature: water.
So many lands, farms, fields of fruits and vegetables are gone because of the drought. All this happened because of a shortage of water from once green and healthy crops to dead dry brittle crops that are abandoned by a drought. For example, we had to cut back on watering my lawn and it went from a green lawn to a dead lawn, because of cut backs. Mat Wiser said that, “ Water will become one of the defining limits to human development and a compound factor in human misery,”(2009 Wiser). If we don’t have water we will die faster without water than food, we can’t be greedy on something that we thrive and survive
Stop Taking Clean Water for Granted Can you stop for a moment and think what would happen if we didn’t have water; clean water? It seems impossible, as we use water to drink, cook, clean, grow things, and for everything else in life. Unfortunately, because of the easy access to one of the most plentiful, and most valuable resources in the world, some people take water for granted. In contrast, other poor people live in places where the only easy way to get water is from a dirty irrigation ditch. Or their only source of water is backyard faucet shared by several homes.
My first point is that the Delta Smelt stopped pumping water for farmers to use. For this reason, crops are drying up with no water. Also, less food is being grown such as vegetables and fruits. If less food is being grown that means that food prices in the grocery stores will increase. If we don’t help the farmers get the water they need our whole environment will not be in good conditions.
California residents will incur additional monthly service charges to their already large water bills, state reserves will need to be tapped into for the additional funding to run the facility. The two most looming questions though will be what energy sources will be required to fuel the plant and what overall effect of the plant has on the sea environment once the highly toxic salt brine is returned back into the