“The state must import an ever-larger portion of its electricity, oil, natural gas and fresh water. In addition, the pollution generated by this high-energy lifestyle now threatens to disrupt the global climate, with disastrous consequences for everyone, including Californians. Over the coming decades, California may begin to look more like Nevada as climate disruption decimates the state’s fresh water resources by reducing Sierra snow pack and imposing extended periods of debilitating drought. Yet our state is the largest emitter of climate disrupting gases in the United States, which is one of the worst greenhouse polluters on Earth.
Clearly, the California dream has become a nightmare – it’s time to wake up! But waking up is hard to do,” by Craig Collins PhD, Truthout.
Washington State should be watching what happens in California, for this state is feeling similar effects – from massive wildfires, to dying forests and the recent news of Mt. Rainier glaciers receding at an alarming rate. Yelm’s ground water supplies originate from melting glacier run-off and could be in jeopardy sooner than most realize.