The crisis is NOT an anomaly, but a systemic effect.
When California is in a water crisis, everyone will be affected, because its effects are far-reaching. When California's immense food production capability falters, everyone's dinner table will become smaller. What you eat in the future will depend on how you respond to the crisis in the present. The crisis is real. It is serious. The following is a part of a report on the crisis by Patrick Ruckert (the full report is appended below).
As severe as the water crisis is, it is not a freak anomaly that will reverse itself. It is the result of the systemic weakening in the electro-astrophysical system that powers our Sun. The dynamic consequences of the systemic weakening are still in the early stages of becoming manifest. The weakening began in 1998. Over the space of the following ten years, NASA's Ulysses spacecraft had measured a 30% reduction in solar-wind pressure until the mission was terminated. The 30% reduction of solar wind-pressure is a huge factor in the solar system's electro-dynamics. The reduced pressure has a correspondingly large impact on the density of the outer heliosphere that attenuates the Galactic Cosmic Ray flux reaching the earth. NASA's Ulysses spacecraft had measured a corresponding 20% increase in Galactic Cosmic Ray flux. It has been experimentally demonstrated by the CLOUD project at the CERN labs in Europe that cosmic-ray flux is a major factor for the atmospheric ionization that causes aerosol nucleation, which simply put, intensifies the cloud forming process. Increased cloudiness, in turn, reflects more sunlight back into space, which is a loss to the Earth's heat budget. The earth gets colder. Since the buoyancy of clouds is a result of latent heat generated in the cloud forming process, the increased cooling of the clouds causes them to rain-out more quickly. It shortens the moisture transport distance. Also, the intensified cloud-forming process reduces the water-vapour content of the atmosphere, which reduces the greenhouse effect, giving us hotter sunny days and colder winters. All of this is affected by the changing electrodynamics in the solar system, of the type that the Ulysses spacecraft had measured.
While we no longer have these measurements available since the cancellation of the Ulysses mission, secondary evidence suggest that the dynamic weakening that the Ulysses spacecraft had measured, is continuing unabated. The increasing flooding and drought conditions that are being experienced in many parts of the world are of the type that one would expect under the weakening conditions in the solar system. The drought thereby qualifies as a part of the evidence.
We are looking a large systemic weakening towards the long-expected and now near systemic solar cut-off point at which the next Ice Age begins, in potentially 30 years time. This means that the drought conditions will not reverse, but become increasingly more severe during the next 30 years until the Ice Age begins, at which point the drought conditions won't matter anymore.
Of course there are solutions possible, especially for California. One short-term option is to divert the outflow of the Columbia River to California, conveyed in thin woven arteries afloat in the oceans. Automated industrial processes can produce the infrastructures. I have proposed such a solution quite a few years ago already. (See: New NAWAPA and Dynamic Ice Age Renaissance)
If the principle of water-in-water transport, for redirecting the outflow of the Columbia River to California had been implemented, California would not have an emergency today. Its continued economic existence would thereby have been assured. This type of solution for the American water crisis in the West would be sufficient to meet the increasing needs for quite a few years, even while the great rivers themselves begin to diminish.
The ultimate option, of course, would be to implement large-scale deep-ocean reverse-osmosis desalination systems. This is the only system that is not affected by climate. Nor is a scientific revolution required for it. Reverse-osmosis desalination is already being used in a small way. If it is implemented in large-scale systems that utilize the 2-3% weight differential between salt water and freshwater, the principle could be applied to have rivers of freshwater to flow out of the oceans. (See: Freshwater Unlimited video)
The deep-ocean reverse-osmosis principle will have to be implemented eventually, to supply agricultural and human-consumption needs during the coming Ice Age, beginning 30 years from now, potentially. With the solar energy radiation becoming reduced by potentially 70%, rainfall will likely be too slight even in the tropics to sustain high intensity agriculture, which at this point would have to be placed afloat onto the equatorial sea for the lack of available tropical land, and be supplied with irrigation water from deep-ocean reverse-osmosis desalination.
With the California Drought Emergency, the Ice Age Challenge has already begun to make its bite felt. The challenge is real. If the present trend continues that Ulysses saw the beginning of, the massive weakening that it measured, extended over several more solar cycles, may lead to the collapse of the primer fields that have maintained the Sun in an active state throughout the current interglacial period.
Many indicators tell us that the current interglacial has run its course; that we are in a transition zone. In principle, the start of the next Ice Age is more accurately predictable than the local weather, as fewer variables affect the large solar system's dynamics (see the videos: Ice Age of the dimming Sun in 30 years and Our Electric Fusion Sun).
The subject of the coming Ice Age in 30 years, is not a popular one. This includes the electric universe theory, an anti-entropic theory for which much evidence exists, versus the fusion heated entropic Sun theory based on the Big Bang theory for which almost no evidence exist. It is difficult for society to accept aspects of reality that are not supported by direct sensory experiences. No one in the entire history of civilization has experienced an Ice Age, which can only be recognized as a consequence of the dynamics of principles seen with the eye of science.
It is equally difficult for society to commit itself to large-scale infrastructure projects that are required for conditions existing decades in the future, especially for the Ice Age conditions that can only be recognized on the basis of a discipline of science that is intentionally denied to exist.
Nevertheless the electric astrophysical dynamics will unfold by its principles, whether or not society likes to acknowledge these principles. And so, based on the available evidence of these principles unfolding, we will see the Next Ice Age beginning potentially in 30 years, and unfold in the space of days, not thousands of years as the mechanistic Ice Age theory would have, which the evidence disputes. The evidence is on the side of the electric Sun and its Primer Fields existing as a reality, which can collapse and set up Ice Age conditions in the space of days. The evidence is so strong that you can bet your life on it. In fact, whether you like it or not, you are betting your life already. You are betting your life on the hope that the evidence for the electric Ice Age theory is wrong, which you will lose when the evidence is true. The same applies to the California Drought Emergency. Society is betting that the drought is a freak anomaly, rather than the effect of a systemic change, so that no corresponding actions are deemed necessary, while the evidence is telling us that the effects of the weakening system have just begun and will dramatically increase for the next 30 years.
While the intensifying drought conditions that have begun in many parts of the world are mere fringe events of the ongoing dynamics towards the next Ice Age transition, we should count ourselves fortunate that the fringe events are strong enough to call us to attention. Indeed, the Ice Age Challenge is the greatest challenge that humanity is facing, or has faced in its entire history. In comparison with this supreme challenge, the nuclear-war threats, the depopulation-policy, and the world-financial collapse, are all fringe events in terms of significance, as they can all be eliminated when the will is developed to do so, while the Ice Age imperatives cannot be side-stepped. In fact, society's responding to the Ice Age Challenge would impel society to eliminate the fringe dangers, as these stand in the way of meeting the Ice Age imperatives. Nuclear war, empire, economic collapse, and the depopulation ideology should have all been eliminated a long time ago. Also, Glass Steagall should have never been repealed. With the root of the California Drought Emergency, now being on the way of becoming a national emergency, and a worldwide emergency, the Ice Age Challenge that stands behind it all, may spur us on to clean up the fringe mess before it becomes something big and blocks the fulfillment of the big imperative. Our love for our humanity should impel us to get the long-overdue cleanup done. On this path, the California Drought Emergency will be solved, easily, and with vigour.
Declares Drought State of Emergency in California
Jan. 17, 2014 (LPAC)-- California Governor Jerry Brown today declared a state-wide drought emergency as the state is experiencing the lowest level of rainfall and snowfall since statehood in 1850.
Last year, 2013, was the driest year on record and 2014 appears to continue that trend. On January 16, The U.S. Drought Monitor, a weekly update of drought conditions by federal agencies and researchers at the University of Nebraska, classified large sections of the state as in “extreme drought.”
Already local communities have begun strict rationing of water as cities and counties have already declared emergencies, and the farmers of the state are preparing to fallow hundreds of thousands of acres of land, guaranteeing not only more severe food shortages, but also much higher prices. California is the nation's number producer of food, thus the impact will be national. There are reports already of growers having begun to rip out their fruit and nut trees. As one cattleman put it, we are not killing any cattle, yet.
Last year, farmers in the San Joaquin Valley only received 20% of the water they required, and this year that could go as low as 5%. Only the growers with the most senior water rights may receive up to 25% of the water they require. Even that is not guaranteed, since the United States Bureau of Reclamation has recently stated that without significant precipitation soon, there may be a zero percent initial allocation for Central Valley Project contractors south of the Bay Area Delta.
To give the reader a personal look at what the farmers and ranchers are facing, the following was reported by AGWEB on January 16:
“John Cubiburu, a San Joaquin County sheep rancher, said January through March are critical months for forage and putting weight on his lambs, as he tries to finish them in time for the spring and summer markets. The state's commercial sheep ranchers typically start lambing in the fall. During that time, their flocks graze on alfalfa fields, where they are kept through the winter.
“With no rain, frost destroyed much of the alfalfa, he said, and there has not been any new growth. The growing lambs are also now eating more, he added, and finding more ground to feed them has been tough, especially as they transition off of alfalfa onto native grasses.”
While most farmers and government officials faithfully cooperate to make the impact of the drought measures work, questions are already being raised about the marijuana farmers' response. Since the now legal hallucinate sucks up large amounts of water, farmers who grow food may receive less. As one Mayor stated, they better cooperate, or they will be getting a knock on the door from local enforcement officers, who “will address the situation.”
Here are a few statistics that demonstrate the dire conditions prevailing throughout the state:
* 2013 was the driest calendar year in 119 years of records.
* Storage in most major reservoirs throughout the state are well below average for the date and falling fast, when at this time of year they should be filling up. For example Folsom Lake behind Folsom Dam is at only 18% of capacity, which, historically, is normally at 50% of capacity at this time of the year.
* The January 3, Sierra snow survey found that the statewide snow-pack is at only 20% of the historical average for this time of year. By January 16, the survey showed the snow-pack at only 17%. This matches the record low reading of 2012. The northern and central Sierras provide about one-third of the state's water supply. Unless there is snowfall soon the 29 public agencies that supply water to 25 million people can expect to receive little more than 5% of their requested amounts this year.
* California's major river systems, including the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers (the state's largest) have significantly reduced surface water flows.
* Groundwater levels throughout the state have dropped significantly over the recent period.
Headlines in the newspapers around the state for the last two days demonstrate the alarm that has suddenly been made public, though there have been numerous warnings by some public officials of the imminence of the crisis for months. “A dire situation in California as drought, record high temps continue,” is a typical headline now.
The drought is accompanied by record or near record temperatures throughout the state, which accompanying the drought has created the never been seen winter fire danger. A fire just north of Los Angeles on January 16, virtually exploded from an out of control campfire to 1,700 acres in three hours. As one fire official put it, California no longer has a fire season, but the entire year is fire season. A 300 hundred acre fire in Humbolt County on the North Coast of the state was even more alarming to fire officials, as the county is normally one of the wettest places in America.
The Governor's declaration emphasized that California faces water shortfalls in this the driest year in recorded state history. He “directed state officials to assist farmers and communities that are economically impacted by dry conditions and to ensure the state can respond if Californians face drinking water shortages.” In addition, he ordered the Department of Water Resources to execute a statewide water conservation campaign, and requested that local communities implement their water shortage contingency plans immediately. Certain water use reduction plans were also ordered to stop watering landscaping on non-essential projects at state facilities and on state highways and roads. Water projects that would provide increased supply, he said, should be begun immediately.
Also, on January 16, the state's two U.S. Senators, Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, along with most of the state's U.S. Congressional representatives, sent a letter to President Obama requesting that he authorize a disaster declaration should California request a federal declaration. The last federal drought declaration for California was in 1977.
The Los Angeles Times on January 16, reported that the Catholic bishops of California have asked the faithful to pray for rain. As one LaRouche PAC activist stated, “they need to pray for an Immaculate Precipitation.”
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