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Unquenchable America's Water Crisis and What To Do About It
Unquenchable: America's Water Crisis and What To Do About It
In the middle of the Mojave Desert, Las Vegas casinos use billions of gallons of water for fountains, pirate lagoons, wave machines, and indoor canals. Meanwhile, the town of Orme, Tennessee, must truck in water from Alabama because it has literally run out. From manufactured snow for tourists in Atlanta to trillions of gallons of water flushed down the toilet each year, Unquenchable reveals the heady extravagances and everyday inefficiencies that are sucking the nation dry. The looming catastrophe remains hidden as government diverts supplies from one area to another to keep water flowing from the tap. But sooner rather than later, the shell game has to end. And when it does, shortages will threaten not only the environment, but every aspect of American life: we face shuttered power plants and jobless workers, decimated fi sheries and contaminated drinking water.
Robert Glennon. Washington DC: Island Press, Reviewed by Christopher J. There are two important topics to follow throughout this book. First, Glennon provides advice for individuals at multiple levels who wield influence over water and energy policy. Anybody can read this book and everybody should because water literacy will increasingly become a part of local, state, and national election cycles. The book provides simple explanations and lessons for Americans interested in conserving water inside and outside of their homes.
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The United States must come to terms with its lavish use of water and, at the same time, figure out serious solutions to the immediate problem related to access to water. University of Arizona James E. The book was published in April by Island Press.
In the s, Ludwig von Mises sparked a debate among economists about the feasibility of socialism, claiming that without market prices, central planners cannot rationally allocate resources Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis , translated by J. Kahane [Indianapolis, Ind. The history of central planning in the Soviet Union, China, and elsewhere has proven Mises correct. The United States has tried central planning in some areas, with a similar lack of success. The United States faces a water crisis because the fastest-growing states in recent decades have very limited supplies of water. Yet through a variety of measures, the public sector effectively guarantees that it will meet the demand for water at a nominal price.