Saturday, February 03, 2018
ZERO DAY COMING SOON: KANSAS CITY CONFRONTS GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE DUST BOWL DROUGHT!!!
Whilst 12th & Oak constantly claims progress on "smart city" tech and trendy gadgetry inside the Downtown loop, there's a far more important challenge now looming over the scorched earth of the American heartland.
Take a look . . .
"Forty percent of the USA is now in a drought which is the highest level in four years. These conditions are encroaching on Kansas City as our dry winter pattern continues. If these conditions continue in to the Spring and right now it looks like it will, then the trees and foundations will need water."
Arguments about causation are mostly just opportunities for more political blathering. What's important is that environmental impact and increasing water supply scarcity is a fact of life.
Here's an example of what happens when municipal official fail to prepare to this new reality:
Cape Town faces Day Zero: what happens when the city turns off the taps?
For all those who claim this kind of disaster could never happen in KCMO . . . A quick glimpse at the ongoing water crisis in Flint is a reminder that neglect of local pipes and the water supply is also an American dilemma.
Meanwhile, water rates in Kansas City continue to skyrocket as more and more residents are priced out of a basic necessity for life.
Developing . . .