When I was growing up there would be too much water it seemed, the fire department would come around and open up a hydrant and of course all of the kids would play.

That was east coast living, always plenty of water.  Now that I reside in California I understand the true meaning of the word drought.  The other day I heard that scientists are predicting dust bowl like conditions for California.

I'm doing my part, and by that I mean not getting my car washed very often.  And sometimes, if no one else is going to be around, if it's yellow, I will in fact let it mellow.

But what good do these small measures do when we have the fracking industry pouring thousands of gallons into a ditch by the minute, cows requiring hundreds more gallons of water per pound of food than the vegetable counterparts, heck even bottling what little water we have here to ship elsewhere!

The drought in California highlights what we already know to be true:  We as a species cannot afford to go on living like this forever. 

All is not lost.  I still believe in American ingenuity, it's one of the few natural resources we have here.  Social media makes it harder for people to keep their head under the covers, hoping all the problems will go away.  For every problem there is a solution, and I look forward to seeing what we come up with next!