Here in our neck of the woods, the term: "Water Wars" has been making it's way into more & more conversations. (The feud between Alabama, Georgia & Florida concerns the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee and Flint River Basin and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's regulation of Buford Dam.) In some cases these water wars have gone for for twenty years. But these battles have been waged in the courtroom.
It's a different story down in South America. Climate change has been more pronounced down there, creating a much more desperate situation.
Severe drought gripped northeastern Brazil during May, the worst drought there in five decades, affecting over 1,100 towns. According to reports, the severe drought caused what is called "water wars" in rural areas, with an average of one person a day being killed in these "water wars". The water shortages have endangered the lives of local people and their livestock.
This is what's generally referred to as "a breakdown in civilization." A lack of water can do that to people.
So could anything like that ever happen here in the United States? It's seems difficult to imagine such a thing right now. Doesn't it? We can all go into the kitchen right now and get all the water we need from the faucet.
But right now, the world temperature is only a little over 1 degree (F) above average. That number can only go upwards as we introduce more & more, heat trapping, greenhouse gasses into the air.
The GOP has been doing everything in their power to get more & more greenhouse gasses into the air. Besides milking the taxpayer with unnecessary military spending, it's the only way they know how to create jobs.
Now of course, if the EPA gets the rug pulled out from under them (like the GOP wants more than anything), jobs would be created... Right along with more deserts.