BIG Almonds, Little Water: The Quickie Guide to California’s Drought
Let’s talk briefly about water versus almonds.
Conclusion: Freaking out about bottled water in California’s drought is like putting a super-mini-nano-sized cart (so small you can’t even see it) before a monstrous sized trojan horse made of almonds and other mass agricultural products that’s bigger than all the mountains in Yosemite.
Yeah, kind of like that. Just a whole lot wetter.
Maybe it FEELS better to beat up on bottled water in California. But to make real CHANGE in the state’s actual water use, much bigger and tougher industries will have to be confronted and changed.
Will that be easy? Nope. Fast? Unlikely. Painless? Forget it. But there it is.
PS. swimming pools and golf courses don’t amount to all that much water use either. Piddly.