"Day Zero" - Living on 6.6 gallons of water a day
I'm sure most here on the forum has read about the fact that Cape Town, South Africa is facing an imminent and very real threat that the city of 4 million will soon be out of fresh water for its residents.
From the climate research I've read, the American Southwest is facing a similar fate. Cities like Phoenix and even Las Vegas, could well be out of water themselves in the coming decades.
An episode on NPR this morning, talked about how Winter conditions this year are very much like those of 2012, when much of the United States had a historical drought. Water levels in the soil are even drier than then. Unless we see some major wet storms the next couple of months, farmers will be unable to plant. In the episode a farmer from Illinois said something like "Well if my plants fail then there's always crop insurance." The Federal government paid out almost $12 billion dollars in 2012. What if this administration doesn't?
The article brings up a good point in its closing:
"In the coming years, the failure of government to deal with the impact of climate change is likely to become more and more apparent. At some point, residents of coastal cities will realize that the feds are not going to bail them out when their homes are inundated. When crops fail, there will be no paycheck. And when the tap goes dry, you have to find water."
For Green Wizards it is time to remind everyone the "Law of One is None".
This is an old survivalist rule, which teaches that if you only have one way to provide for a need, you have none if it fails. If you only have the electric stove in your kitchen, as a way to cook food, then if for some reason like a power outage, you now have no way to cook food.
Now if you have an old barbecue and a ready bag of charcoal in the garage, then you have "Two". One way fails and you have back up.
Green Wizardry is all about resilience. Look at the areas of your Life that have no back up, and find ways to add a layer of protection and providence.