Monday, October 22, 2007

Water questions

It looks like the drought story is starting to turn to the obvious question of: How did we not plan better for this? That's a good thing. But the key is to figure out what else we're not preparing for.

Anyway, I have two questions about water:

1. If matter can neither be created nor destroyed, why is it important to conserve water?

2. Exactly how much of the water the Army Corps of Engineers is letting out of Lake Lanier is for mussels, how much is for sturgeons, how much is for that power plant and how much is for other stuff?

2 comments:

VictoratGaImproper said...

Are you asking the carotographically challenged, me or allen peake?

I'd suggest we all start with an historic perspective from Mr Shipp.

www.onlineathens.com/stories/ 102107/opinion_20071021054.shtml

Allen had never read Shipp until he went to work under the gold dome, you call him a jerk and i think he's a modern day, historically astute Moses.

p.s. when you copy and past the link into your address bar, delete the blank spaces.

Shark Girl said...

There is probably some lobby group/activist behind all this, who is promising to fund whatever entity is telling the Army Corp to let the water out.

Isn't that how it always works? Whenever something stupid like this happens, just assume there's a lobbyist behind it some place.

That's the only thing I can think of that would explain the stupidity of harming the supply of a necessary resource, for the sake of creatures.

I love all the creatures too (except for spiders), but when we're in a drought, it makes me wonder how these people can spill out something valuable.

Only in America can a mussel have more value than a human being.

So, inquiring minds want to know.. who's the activist causing this?