I know not everyone is religious, but it seems to me that one of the signs that the end may be near is when we begin to argue for control over water. Again you may or may not believe in the idea that Global Warming is a very real event that is effecting more than just the polar icecaps and in my opinion is changing the entire planet around us, but there is no denying the fact that water supply is becoming a major issue.
As if heralding in a new era of environmental awareness New Mexico Governor and might I add Presidential Candidate Bill Richardson told a Las Vegas newspaper last week “We need a dialogue between states to deal with issues like water conservation, water reuse technology, water delivery, and water production. States like Wisconsin are awash in water” Which in regular Average Joe speak means “Nevada is thirsty and those Great Lakes are really great lakes”
It’s hard to imagine we know live in a world where local state governments are prepared to fight one another over something as basic as water. I mean of all things to get wound up about like civil rights, immigration, the war, the last thing you would think would cause a fuss would be the sharing of water. However that is exactly what is happening as seen in this response from Michigan Govern Jennifer Granholm “Hell No. That’s my response. This is exactly why we need someone in the White House who understands Michigan’s concerns. The minute someone starts talking about a national water policy, watch your lakes. That’s all I can say.” But then changed her mind and said more “I’m sure I would be joined by 10 million Michigan citizens who would stand in the way of anyone coming to put a pipe in or haul out our water. This is a great national resource. We’re not going to be sending it to the Southwest”
Where will this muddy road over water woes take us? Though that’s yet to be seen, with the U.S. still experiencing a drought, many states are actively looking for ways to conserve and collect water. Let’s just hope they don’t wait too long before the sharing begins.