California—and America—can set an example to the world, but only if it is an example the world is willing to follow.
Californians are squandering millions of acre-feet of storm runoff at the same time as they face permanent water rationing.
And how rigid ideology misses the mark.
Choosing abundance by investing in providing the basics of life, starting with water, is the only way California can set an example to the rest of the world.
Replacing the destructive policies of scarcity with policies that nurture abundance would set an example to the world.
Corporations and financial special interests have long since realized that environmentalism is a means to control markets and capital.
If you examine the quantitative facts, with appropriate sensitivity to scope and scale, the conventional wisdom about the efficacy of conservation is proven wrong and must be challenged.
The Abundance Choice: If Californians are serious about solving the water crisis, and achieving a diversity of water sources as a hedge against disaster, they must include desalination.
Even if political paralysis may prevent implementation of other solutions to water scarcity, California’s state legislature should massively fund the efforts of water agencies to reuse wastewater.
An examination of what Californians intended to build in 1957 to achieve water abundance, compared to how it might be possible today, uncovers some encouraging insights.
The power of environmentalists is out of control, and private-sector unions are one of the only forces in California with the power to stand up to them—if they choose to do so.
We offered a pathway out of the gloom and doom narrative that is the currency of environmentalists in the world today. And that was unforgivable.
When it comes to projects to increase the water supply in California, the media today is predictable and hostile.
California’s farming community is divided over what to do about water, and frustrated by several recent failed attempts to increase their supply of water.
The policies required to solve urban and rural water challenges are not mutually exclusive.
For a serious initiative qualification campaign, reality descends on proponents with every passing day.
Current policies aimed at cutting urban water use are misguided because the economic cost of indoor water rationing is more than the cost of constructing upgrades to water treatment plants.
Water is the foundation of civilization. It is absurd that Californians, living in the wealthiest and most innovative place on earth, cannot design abundance into their water infrastructure.
Debate over these questions, waged by politicians already alienated from one another on unrelated issues, has paralyzed America’s ability to upgrade its infrastructure.
America has a massive infrastructure problem. The Democrats would exchange new pipes for progressive pipe dreams.