The Washington Post reports today on the front page of its news section that the water crisis is starting to scare some people in California.
Now, across California’s vital agricultural belt, nervousness over the state’s epic drought has given way to alarm. Streams and lakes have long since shriveled up in many parts of the state, and now the aquifers — always a backup source during the region’s periodic droughts — are being pumped away at rates that scientists say are both historic and unsustainable.
When I hear words like “unsustainable” I think back to Inevitable. What also makes me think of my constitutional thriller novel is the fact that there is apparently zero political response to this problem. Now is the time, before its too late, but nothing is being done. California – and the rest of the West – is just crossing its fingers and waiting for rain. When it doesn’t come, will the government react as they did in the prologue of Inevitable? Check it out for free at the Kindle store by clicking here and then selecting “Send Sample Now” on the right hand side.