Comments on: Cities in U.S. Southwest face thirsty times http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/03/11/cities-in-us-southwest-face-thirsty-times/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: buffalojump http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/03/11/cities-in-us-southwest-face-thirsty-times/comment-page-1/#comment-338695 Fri, 13 Mar 2009 04:44:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12270#comment-338695 Interesting comment John. I agree.

Why are we concentrating only on water when considering urban location and planning. You are right on when talking about California. It is a social,economic and environmental disaster. Why should Arnold be able to take 60% of water from Lk. Mead?

Why expand and promote life in earth quake faults, annual forest fires areas which have fuel build up because ENGo’s don’t allow management, flodd zones etc.

Development should include a wholistic approach which includes common sense and this has been lost when only water is being targeted as it relates to climate change.

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By: John http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/03/11/cities-in-us-southwest-face-thirsty-times/comment-page-1/#comment-338692 Thu, 12 Mar 2009 16:15:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12270#comment-338692 Las Vegas would be fine if California didnt suck up 60% of the water out of Lake Mead and the Colorado River because they can’t find/make enough water in their own state…

Let’s not start with the “Should these cities even exist?” By that logic, LA and San Francisco need to be shut down immediately due to earthquakes(and lack of their own water supply), the Midwest due to tornadoes, the Southeast due to hurricanes (and if you haven’t been paying attention, they are in the middle of a bigger drought than the Southwest), the northeast because of their ice storms and the northwest because it has to potential to flood due to rain.

This article is pure 100% bs, pure and simple.

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By: Anubis http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/03/11/cities-in-us-southwest-face-thirsty-times/comment-page-1/#comment-338688 Wed, 11 Mar 2009 23:02:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12270#comment-338688 Short answers are no and no! It never was sustainable. Water authorities new from the beginning. The short term interests of a big profit resort city trumped any meaningful discussion of long term impact, if there even was such a discussion. This is our inheritance, a result of corporations inability to see past quarterly profits. One hell of a way to build a future.

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By: Leonard Berg http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/03/11/cities-in-us-southwest-face-thirsty-times/comment-page-1/#comment-338683 Wed, 11 Mar 2009 16:58:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12270#comment-338683 You tell as it is.

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