The story that makes Mother Crisis of the Century shows her ugly head. The drought is now our screens and agenda. In the California Gold Rush days of the 1850s, people desperate for water to travel through the desert paid up to $ 100 ($2745 in today’s dollars) for a cup of water. The current effects of the crisis are only beginning to be felt and will grow for the millions directly affected by the natural disaster that was declared for the 12-state zone. The waves will be felt in prizes around the world.
Surviving in a water crisis becomes a focus for the lives of plants, animals, and humans. Any decision made will be affected by the lack of sufficient water, no matter who you are, what you have or where you live. It even made the ground for King David and impoverished peasants in antiquity. In a water crisis, all plant, animal, and human lives are equally victims. King David’s prayer sounds relevant to our ears today: “I was sitting desperately, my mind was empty, my heart was heavy like lead, I remembered the old times, went over everything God had done and thought about His works I stretched out my hands for you like a desert thirsty for rain. “Psalms 143: 4-6.
Crises show respect for anyone or their plans. The present drought, when prolonged, maybe the “perfect desert storm” of the century. Interesting that God has finally caught the King’s attention, and it may sometimes be necessary for us to get it You do not have to be an alarmist to worry about the water crisis, which has already been declared a natural disaster, and this does not include an extension in the following years.
Few think about the value of water for life, health, and safety until it is gone. Did you know that 1.3 trillion liters of fresh water are consumed daily by people in the US? In the world, 12 billion people have no easy access to water and 2.6 billion people do not have clean water These facts have faced. Your future is directly determined by water for life. Each person has 70% water. Water has everything to do with our health and well-being. It is the indispensable regulator of body processes and temperature. It takes at least 8 cups a day to keep a person healthy. many gallons of animals and a few feet of water to grow the plants to preserve human and animal life.
This crisis is real. The federal government has already declared 12 states for assistance in natural disasters. This is a “desert storm” that cannot be taken with a grain of salt. 70% of the fresh produce consumed in the US comes from California. The wave effect will slide like a blinding dust storm in the cost of food, water, and related commodities. One frightening prospect is the impact on public safety when the already fragile ranks of law enforcement agencies cannot hold back those desperately trying to feed themselves and their families, who must choose between law-abiding citizens and survival.
A bigger problem must now be considered by thoughtful leadership – what is the plan if this record-breaking drought extends into next year, which is a very real way to worsen the chaos? What happens to electricity from water-driven turbines? This “circuit breaker” triggers a cascade of chaos. There is hope.
Our generation is very lucky because there are so many technological advances that made our lives easier compared to ancient people. One example is we have tankless water heaters like Rheem RTE and Takagi now which we can conveniently use during the winter season while ancient have to rub stones to make fire for them to have hot water.
There could be some benefits in the drought, not unlike the unwelcome recession. For example more austerity measures, more resource conservation, and innovations that create jobs. Most importantly, we learn more about how we can value and manage the things that matter. People, water, and safety. We now have the opportunity to rethink and appreciate the resource, and we find the innovations that provide water for a rich life. We can all accept the discipline of water conservation, help detect abuse, and develop innovations that can make better use of our water resource for life.