Published: Thursday, Aug. 16 2012 8:00 p.m. MDT
Thank you for your very infomative article. The mainstream media reports the
drought as a matter of fact; on the otherhand, Deseret News leads the way in not
only reporting it but also educating people as to the impact this can have on
them and how to prepare. Kudos to Ms. Donoghue and D.N.!
"For the earth is full, and there is enough and to spare; yea, I prepared
all things, and have given unto the children of men..."Not to
worry. All is well, all is well.
Kudo's for what? All they did was repeat 3rd hand information of what we
already know from other sources. It would be helpful if the educated
representative of the water conservancy districts would step up and tell us the
real facts and real truths about our ecology and damages and the plans to
stabilize damages for future use and limitations on water use. The state water
conservancy agency's with the real knowledge of drought conditions and what
to expect are held mum and silent, why? We have every kind of organization and
lobbyist making predictions and speculations and the experts are silent?Like fire, drought does have its place in the ecology and in combination
it helps cleans the earth of excessive abundance of old with new. New
fertilizer, new grass, new feed and carbon water filters cleansing for all
beasts. It's all good, we just have to adjust, overcome, and conquer the
changes. We tend to forget that these natural events do and will happen and we
tend to ignore fact and neglect to prepare for them. Natural selection is a
stress test for man and beast to filter populations of the weak.
Yes, we are mandated to be good stewards of the planet. If we could use more
renewables in our energy production, like solar PV, wind and geo thermal, we
would not need so much water to run our coal fired utility plants which consume
rivers of water, contaminate them, kill and sicken the fish in them with high
levels of mercury and pollute our atmosphere with noxious fumes which result in
asthma in children and higher CO2 levels which result in climatic change (can
anyone say 'worst drought in 50 years'), acidification of the ocean,
melting of the ice caps and raising ocean levels. Let's do as we are
commanded and protect our planet, our water, all of its life including ours.
Implementing renewable energy resources is not a political decision, it is an
environmental, financial and moral choice.
Drought means less water and higher food prices. Not too difficult to express
that, but then I don't have to fill column inches with the obvious.
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