May 14, 2011

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Global Food and Water in Decline

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We’ve been discussing for sometime the three-legged storm headed
towards the U.S., Debt/Energy Shortage/Food Shortage. The subject
we’ve covered least is the looming shortage of food and water that
seems to be off most politicians’ radar.

Michael Snyder’s (www.theeconomiccollapseblog.com) article
“Horrific Food Crisis is Looming,” appeared in Pravda recently,
highlighting 20 major reasons why a global food crisis is rapidly
approaching.  Michael guests first today.

Then Professor Robert Glennon (www.rglennon.com) is Morris K. Udall
Professor of Law and Public Policy in the Rogers College of Law at
the University of Arizona.  Professor Glennon describes America’s
rapidly dwindling water supply as being an unsustainable situation.
He is author of “Unquenchable: America’s Water Crisis and What to
do About It.”

John’s boralogue provides a Middle East update, focusing on the
recent unification deal between Palestinian groups Fatah and Hamas
along with persecution of Christians in the Islamic crescent.

  1. Hi John,

    I hope I am posting in the correct area, perhaps I’ll also post at the May 21st entry. I am currently listening to (via podcast) your May 21st broadcast, where you are discussing May 14th’s topic of water and your interview with Robert Glennon, and his proposal to “ramp up the cost of water” according to how much you use… You take issue with this proposal, as well we all should, and I wanted to let you know that we here (in Chino Hills, CA, not too far from your stomping grounds of San Bernardino) currently are not only in that type of payment scenario, but have an additional cost to our water. We pay a higher rate according to our elevation, and as we live in the canyon area of Chino Hills, we pay the highest rate, because it “costs more electricity to pump it to our elevation”. So they say. It hadn’t been a concern in the past until approximately 5 years ago (or maybe even less). So, we already are experiencing the tiered water payment system, and an elevation rate to boot.

    Additionally, we are now entering a second 5-year round of rate increases where, at the end of it all, we will see an approximate 50% increase in our rates, again being instituted because not enough property owners objected during the just-ended second protest ballot.

    Just to add my 2 cents to the situation.

    take care,
    sarah

  2. Hi John,

    I hope I am posting in the correct area, perhaps I’ll also post at the May 21st entry. I am currently listening to (via podcast) your May 21st broadcast, where you are discussing May 14th’s topic of water and your interview with Robert Glennon, and his proposal to “ramp up the cost of water” according to how much you use… You take issue with this proposal, as well we all should, and I wanted to let you know that we here (in Chino Hills, CA, not too far from your stomping grounds of San Bernardino) currently are not only in that type of payment scenario, but have an additional cost to our water. We pay a higher rate according to our elevation, and as we live in the canyon area of Chino Hills, we pay the highest rate, because it “costs more electricity to pump it to our elevation”. So they say. It hadn’t been a concern in the past until approximately 5 years ago (or maybe even less). So, we already are experiencing the tiered water payment system, and an elevation rate to boot.

    Additionally, we are now entering a second 5-year round of rate increases where, at the end of it all, we will see an approximate 50% increase in our rates, again being instituted because not enough property owners objected during the just-ended second protest ballot.

    Just to add my 2 cents worth of comment to the situation.

    take care,
    sarah

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