26 May '11, 8pm

West Texas sees worst drought since Dust Bowl

In Australia the ten year drought, that was broken by incessant rain and flooding, has now been totally wiped from the Dunning-Kruger-Joyceite public’s memories. In other words, both their neurons have now gone back to sleep. The impetus for water reform in the Murray-Darling Basin, which was intended to avert another very near death experience the next time (which won’t be far off, even in normal times)has been totally lost. The irrigators who massively over-extended when given virtually free water allocations from incompetent and venal governments searching for votes, now refuse to reduce their allocations. When invited to public meetings to discuss the science and future plans, they screech and caper like (apologies to DSK)’chimpanzees in heat’, throwing stuff about, hurling foul-mouthed abuse and letting their inner brown-shirt out with an emotionally satisfying book b...

Full article: http://climateprogress.org/2011/05/26/texas-worst-drought...

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