02 Sep '11, 4pm

Dear Earth, your planetary metabolism means nothing to us, because we are Texans and we have air conditioning:

The last time Texas created a long-term water plan, in 2007, it conspicuously and controversially left out any mention of the effects of climate change on the state's water resources. In the midst of a drought of biblical proportions, one line from that report in particular stands out: When considering the uncertainties of population and water demand projections, the effect of climate change on the state’s water resources over the next 50 years is probably small enough that it is unnecessary to plan for it specifically. KAPOW. Seriously, does it get any more defiantly ignorant? "Dear Earth, your planetary metabolism means nothing to us, because we are Texans and we have air conditioning. We believe that food is made by the free market and that limits to growth are a U.N. conspiracy to impregnate our women with anchor babies." Texas has four months to finalize its next wate...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-09-02-texas-official-water...

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