After reading David Zetland’s excellent “End of Abundance” I’ve read his blog very closely. I’ve set a personal limit on the number of blogs I follow and I’ve used Aquanomics to replace a top 5 blog that I was reading. Here is a post he just reposted from last year: a nice Sunday evening reflection. I’ve had the same experience in many settings.
In her talk, Hosterman said [paraphrasing] “water problems have big impacts… one California town has 40% unemployment; water shortages have led to thousands of job losses.”
Knowing that these numbers are somewhere between disputed and wrong, I went up after her talk and said:
Her basic response was “so what?”
I clarified: “No, you don’t understand — the researcher, Howitt, who made the estimates denounced them.”
She said, “I don’t care, I will use those numbers.”
Read the rest.