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November 8, 2010

Encounters with Remarkably Stupid Progressives

Just passing along the moments here, boss: The Clue Batting Cage: Liberal Wisdom

Maybe this will be a new post theme. I was talking ... to that certain progressive family member ... about "wasting water".... we were actually talking about washing dishes.

And she said, "Water won't last forever you know."

I paused, and then said, "No, actually, it pretty much will."

Hydrology. Learn it.

Yeah, clean water supplies are a concern, and an important one. But that's a pollution issue, not a dishwashing issue.

Posted by Vanderleun at November 8, 2010 11:24 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Earlier I read a post elsewhere that pointed out the use of a science study that said roughly one billion people who currently have enough water may not in a few decades, but ignoring that the same study showed that three billion currently facing shortages would have more water availability...

Posted by: John A at November 8, 2010 1:46 PM

It all depends upon which children they wish to scare today...

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck at November 8, 2010 5:36 PM


Sure, the total amount of water on Earth is not going to change to any significant degree. But its placement might well become inconvenient bordering on useless. For example, IIRC the water supplies of much of the Midwest are from boreholes, tapping an aquifier that is not being replenished anything like as rapidly as it's being drawn on.

So LOCALLY water could indeed run out. Water in the Pacific Ocean isn't much use to a resident of Kansas.

Posted by: Fletcher Christian at November 8, 2010 11:24 PM

Who Gnu, so move, Sir Wildebeest. Or as we pipe natural gas, pipe water.

This is insoluble only to a Luddite.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck at November 9, 2010 9:43 AM

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