Tuesday, June 20, 2017

REAL ID for Oregon

REAL ID for Oregon June 20, 2017

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The US Dept of Homeland Security (DHS) is America's new nazi gestapo. Regarding the so-called "security enhanced" Real ID that this leviathan is trying to shove down the throats of the American citizenry, i urge the state of oregon (and all other US states) to outright REJECT this measure and enact legistlation to thrown the DHS and the TSA out of our state, permanently.

The TSA is ALREADY engaged in ILLEGAL searches and seizures at our airports and other transportation hubs, in DIRECT violation of our 4th amendment right to be free from any unreasonable and unwarranted searches and seizures of our persons and personal belongings- all in the name of "safety" and "security", of course. I,m sure the jews were told to march to the gas chambers by the Nazis in World War 2 for their own "safety" and "security"...

The TSA, along with its parent agency, the DHS, are engaged in outright CRIMINAL fascist police state activity. This agency's administrators and policy makers need to be arrested, prosecuted and thrown into PRISON for the rest of their lives for the CRIMES they have all willfully and maliciously committed against our precious civil liberties and freedoms here in America. Our precious civil liberties specifically protects us from all forms of state tyranny. As well, our Bill of Rights and our national Constitution are the Supreme LAW of the land until deemed otherwise in this country.

To all American citizens: You DO NOT need a security enhanced REAL ID to travel anywhere in this country, despite what the DHS/TSA tells you. You don't need to "show your papers" and be electronically identified, tracked, monitored and digitially enslaved by RFID (radio frequency identification) chips embedded in any drivers license you may possess. This level of fascist police state tyranny and control belongs in the dust heap of nazi germany, not in the USA.

America was founded upon the REJECTION of all forms of oppression and state tyranny. This nation is a beacon of freedom and liberty to the world. Lets keep it that way.

Craig Stevens
Bend, Oregon




A Wall Mall: Bend, Oregon

June 19 2017


letter to editor:

nice town this bend.  wonderful library, good internet access. great social services to feed the poor and homeless.  Really like the roundabouts at the intersections and all the beautiful sculptures.  And, of course, all the marijuana distributors, really, really nice as the trump would say...

The town is a bit of a sprawl though.  We REALLY need to get out of the Carbon Age, get out of these gas guzzling trucks and SUV's, downsize to the electric car and go GREEN in a very BIG way. 

With regards to global climate change, the rapid melting of the north pole region of the Arctic is happening quickly. Massive amounts of methane are being released into the atmosphere annually. Estimates are that up to 50 -500 gigatons of methane may be released from this particular region alone in the coming years and decades. Already, the Earth has had 5 gigatons of methane released into its atmosphere since the pre-industrial age. Methane is 50-100 times more lethal in terms of greenhouse gases such as CO2 in trapping thermal heat within our atmosphere. We are now witnessing a runaway methane arctic meltdown emergency of staggering proportions. All efforts must NOW be made to END the hydrocarbon economy and rapidly transit our civilization onto a non-polluting, free energy path of energy independence. If we do NOT end the runaway release of methane from the Arctic region, we will most likely end all life on Earth. In fact, it will be between 2017 and 2020 where we will witness, for the first time EVER, an ice free Arctic. It could very well happen this year.

I would like to recommend that the city of bend build a brick mall on its wall and bond downtown streets, so that people can walk around, relax and not have to worry about getting hit and run over by a stray car.  A downtown mall could be complimented with waterfalls, flowers, benches, scultures and fruit and nut trees to beautify the downtown experience and build a sanctuary of peace and tranquility in the area. Examples of cities with malls are boulder, colorado and burlington, vermont- they're beautiful and everybody loves them!

Locally, the juniper recreation center and the city buses need to be made FREE.  Ive been in communities where rec centers are free and open to anyone without regard to financial handicap and everyone has equal access to community recreation facilities.  Ive also been in ALOT of communities in this country where the city buses are FREE so people and drivers don't have to worry about the hassle and handicap of waiting for passengers to pay bus fares (If they can even afford it).

Free buses and free rec centers make the world go around bend oregon.  If nothing else, the rec center should provide free showers for bicyclists, to encourage the use of alternative transportation, diminish traffic sprawl and encourage community bicycling.




Eclipse 2017!
eclipse2017.org

Best,

Steve Jones
Global Environmentalist
Bend, Oregon
USA

==> Global Marshall Plan: leftcoast7.simplesite.com



Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Final Warning to Humanity


The Final Warning to Humanity

*** The FINAL WARNING TO HUMANITY ***

Planet Earth is now at the razors edge "tipping point" for runaway global climate change
(re: arctic methane meltdown at the north pole- see: http://arctic7.simplesite.com)

The survival or extinction of human civilization is now in the balance.




==>Primary Causational Forces:
- The US National Security Agency (NSA), GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) in the UK, Israeli Mossad and the entire global military-industrial-intelligence-security complex, all funded, directed and operated by the psychopathically evil, wicked and perverted International Jewish Rothschild Banking Cartel, headquartered in the CITY of London, UK.


==> Secondary Causational Forces:
- The University of California Santa Cruz, Cabrillo College, the Santa Cruz Public Library System and the IT computer/internet access policies instituted thereof to ILLEGALY spy, surveil, track and monitor its users.


As a global environmentalist and a prophet of the Most High God, i am given the responsibility to WARN the human species of the impending DOOM it is now facing with regards to runaway global climate change. As a product of the excellent educational establishment here in Santa Cruz, California USA and as the founder and webmaster of Santa Cruz 350: Santa Cruz 350, it is given to me to use my knowledge, talent, status, authority and prophetic insight to leverage the present dire circumstances on Earth towards either a breakthrough in the creation of a sustainable planetary civilization or a breakdown and consequential extinction of the human species. The means i will use in this task is the computer/internet access policies at 3 of Santa Cruz's public educational institutions: UC Santa Cruz, Cabrillo College and the Santa Cruz Public Library System- both colleges of which i am an Alumni.


Both Cabrillo College and the Santa Cruz Public Library System have ALREADY instituted privacy violating username and password protocols in order to access the internet. Cabrillo College is now a fully fledged fascist police state institution complete with an ILLEGAL internet spy and surveillance network, an array of spy and surveillance cameras spread all throughout its campus (resembling a PRISON), and an intrusive and overwhelming police state presence on its campus grounds in the form of a sprawling on-campus police station.

The Santa Cruz Public Library has forced internet users to use privacy violating usernames and passwords in the form of library card numbers linked to one's state ID card which patrons are forced to give up in order to recieve a library card. These library numbers are also being used to print, again violating patron's privacy to a local fascist police state spy and surveillance control grid hell-bent on monitoring, tracking, recording and ILLEGALLY violating the privacy and dignity rights of all Santa Cruz County residents.

UC Santa Cruz is one small step away from a total "lockdown" of its public internet access with a system known as "Cruz ID". Cruz ID forces students, staff and faculty into privacy violating usernames and password protocols and is similiarly requiring those linked ID usernames to printing facilities. This gives IT monitors exact records of what and when material gets printed. For those not using Cruz ID, forced disclosure of bank account ID is required in order to print. UC Santa Cruz is the only educational institution left that allows patrons to "log-in" anonymously, although this small sliver of internet freedom is scheduled to be removed in the near future- which brings me to the CORE message of this final warning to humanity.

As stated previously, we now stand at the razors edge "tipping point" for runaway global climate change with regards to the massive methane meltdown that is now transpiring in the Arctic. The prime causational force responsible for this threat to our survival is the cancerous, diseased, psychotic, negative and evil disposition of human consciousness exibited from those in positions of temporal power and authority in our society. This level of consciousness has created a fascist spy and surveillance police state internet access control grid that has now been instituted at 3 of Santa Cruz's educational institutions. Both Cabrillo College and the Santa Cruz Public Library System are now total spy and surveillance fascist police state institutions. UC Santa Cruz, as mentioned previously, is one small step away from total "lockdown" of its public internet access as well. Metaphorically, holographically and metaphysically speaking, this level of devolutionary consciousness has led us to the current impasse in civilization's continuity with regards to runaway global climate change. We now stand at the "tipping point" of life or death for the human species. We are at the very brink right now (as of spring, 2017). In fact, it will be between 2017-2020 where we will witness, for the first time ever, an ice free Arctic.

If UC Santa Cruz goes along with its well laid plans to publically censor and fully "lockdown" its internet access with Cruz ID, the line will be crossed and we will have lost the planet. Once we cross this line, its over. There is no turning back. This is the final warning I am now presenting to humanity.

Thus said, there is another path forward. It is the path of survival for the human species which i am now ordained to present. This option to Save the Planet Save the Planet will REQUIRE the complete dismantling and termination of the ILLEGAL NSA/Homeland Security spy and surveillance fascist police state control grid from UC Santa Cruz, Cabrillo College and the Santa Cruz Public Library System. This will result in an upholding of the internet privacy rights of all students, staff, faculty and public patrons at these institutions. Learning centers are places of creativity, innovation and freedom. Spy and surveillance police state control grids are dialectically opposed and contrarily antithetical to the spirit of free expression found at most colleges and universities throughout the world. These types of psychotic practices and policies have absolutely NO PLACE in any of our institutional libraries and learning labs anywhere, period. Those who build, run, fund, operate and support such human control systems need to be arrested, prosecuted and jailed for their crimes.

At the core of this warning is the complete termination of the military-industrial-intelligence-security complex from which college level spy and surveillance control grids have been spawned. The level of consciousness that creates and sustains war, fear, evil, camera surveillance, forced internet access usernames and passwords, jack booted TSA goons at our airports and GPS/RFID tracking in our clothes and smart phones, must come to a complete and utter end, now. We need a Global Marshall Plan
Global Marshall Plan to save what's left of our planet, and we need it right now. We are OUT OF TIME.

This is the choice before us now. We are at the razors edge "tipping point" for runaway global climate change, just as we are now at the "razors edge" of complete public internet access "lockdown" here in Santa Cruz, California with regards to our fine public educational institutions. The point of NO RETURN regarding CO2 content has ALREADY been breached. We are now "locked-in" to a 5-10 fahrenheit increase in global temperatures by 2100. At issue now is the expedition (or expediting) of how how fast this civilizational collapse will progress through runaway arctic methane meltdown releases. Methane is 100 times more powerful in regards to trapping thermal heat in the atmosphere than CO2. We could see temperatures increase into the 15-40 degree fahrenheit range by 2100 if these projections unfold.

If UC Santa Cruz goes ahead with its planned full Cruz ID username/password "lockdown", then we will have crossed the rubicon and will have "locked-in" our path to complete and total civilizational collapse and destruction in the fullness of time. This is how close we are to the end of human civilization on Earth. We need to do an immediate 'about-face', restore internet freedom at our colleges, universities and public libraries by dismantling and removing all internet access username/password/forced ID protocols. We need internet access that is free, open, unrestricted, unrecorded, privacy protected and anonymous (with printing not linked to user ID's and bank accounts). We can step back from the brink now by permanently removing CRUZ ID from the UC Santa Cruz campus. If we make this critical step, we can turn back from the brink, turn the tide and create a sustainable and survivable world civilization. This is the path to life and not death. It can begin here in Santa Cruz, California and spread worldwide as a light beacon to all the peoples and nations of the world. All it takes is a change in human consciousness and a progressive vision of transformation that trumps the devolutionary death spiral vortex we are now collectively spinning into as a species.

Finially, as one who deeply loves California, our progressive educational institutions and the expectation that our wonderful state and its people can lead the world to peace, i am deeply honored to have this opportunity and ordination to present this final warning to humanity to all parties involved. Through me, the hand and the authority of the Most High God in Heaven moves on this Earth. As the messenger of the covenant to this evil, wicked and perverted generation, all i can do is put forth a path to progressive human evolution and survival. It is my hope that cooler heads will prevail and that we will choose the path of righteousness, truth, peace, prosperity and planetary salvation for all Mankind at this very late hour.

Selah,


Steve Jones
Global Environmentalist
aka- Jonas the Prophet
Messenger of the Covenant
Santa Cruz, California
USA

August 21, 2017

=> The Prophet's Sites:
The Prophet's Sites

CC:
-Senator Kamuela Harris (D-CA)
-Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA)
-Governor Jerry Brown, State of California
-Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-CA)
-Congresswoman Anna Eschoo (D-CA)
-Panetta Institute
-Mayor of Santa Cruz, California
-University of California Board of Regents
-Mayor of San Francisco, California
-Major of Berkeley, California


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Time to TERMINATE the American 4th Reich

August 21, 2017

Its time to TERMINATE the American 4th Reich.

The USA is the #1 terrorist nation on Earth.  This nation has committed more war crimes
than any other nation in the entire history of civilization.

The American flag is literally drenched in the blood of millions (if not, billions) of innocent men, women and children across this globe.  If you fly an American flag, then you are an American terrorist, plain and simple. 

There are 2 parties in America: right wing and extreme right wing, the democrats and the republicans, respectively.  Both are warmongering parties and DO NOT represent the people of the United States.

The US defense establishment spends over 1 trillion dollars annually on war, weapons, death and destruction.  This is more than the combined military spending of the rest of the world's nations combined. The American economic and political class uses the US Military and International Development Organizations such as the World Bank, the IMF and the World Trade Organization (all of which are based in the USA) to enforce its corporate will around the world- especially in 3rd world nations- to starve, kill, maim and destroy the lives of millions of innocent men, women and children every year on this planet.  Every single year, at least 40 million people die from hunger, starvation, disease and malnutrition throughout our world- that's more than 6 jewish holocausts annually- brought upon them by American policies of corporate greed and selfish enrichment at the expense of others and the subsequent environmental destruction of the biosphere.

This is the GREATEST HOLOCAUST of human, plant and animal life to have ever occurred in all of human history.

Currently, the USA and its corporate military, economic and political system of death, destruction and devolution is THE primary threat to the security, continuity and survival of all life on Earth.
America is now a global tyrannical fascist "Nazi" 4th Reich.

The entire military-industrial-intelligence-security complex in America needs to be absolutely and  unequivocally terminated.

It was right to organize the world to defeat Hitler's 3rd Reich during World War 2.  It is also right  to organize the world to defeat and destroy the new American "Nazi" 4th Reich.  The entire American War Machine needs to be terminated.  War is obselete and can never be fought in an interdependent and interconnected world.

In computer terminology, America is now infested with right wing and extreme right wing warmongering viruses that are destroying our planet.  Its time to SHUT DOWN this system and reboot the American economy onto a green, sustainable path of enlightened world order.

It looks like this is going to have to take an EMP strike, or a number of EMP strikes, detonated over the American continent, to shut down America's physical infrastructure, especially major portions of the US defense establishment, which are headquartered primarily on the East Coast.  The target here is the physical infrastructure of the American corporate military-industrial-intelligence-security complex, not the American people, who will not be harmed in any way by this necessary surgical strike.

If America does not end its warmongering willingly, then it must, and will, be brought down by force.  In the interests of protecting and preserving the biosphere from the ravages of global climate change, expanding global famine and irreversible global environmental destruction, the American War industry must be terminated.

August 21, 2017 is the red line date that America has to radically re-orient and re-direct its massive corporate economic war machine into peaceful  life enhancing and life supporting businesses and enterprises.

If the deep state establishment refuses to turn, then the solar eclipse scheduled to transit and spiritually divide this nation on August 21, 2017 will open the window for the forcible destruction of the new American "Nazi" 4th Reich.

Whether it is a deliberate EMP strike, a geomagnetic pole reversal, a supervolcanic eruption, catastrophic or abrupt climate change, a nuclear war, an asteroid strike or a coronal mass ejection from the sun that takes out the nation's electrical grid, then that's what its going to be.

Willingly or per force, the American "Nazi" 4th Reich must and will be terminated.  The mandate of evolution and spiritual advancement of the human species REQUIRES this correction in order to survive
the 21st century.  The entire accumulated weight of human evolution throughout known human history will push this nation over the edge if it does not radically change its ways.  Lets just hope America has the will and the intelligence to conform itself to changing evolutionary circumstances and become the world leader in working to Save Our Planet from near certain environmental destruction.



Saturday, April 4, 2015

Five to 12 million tonnes of plastic are going into the ocean each year





A seal caught up in plastic pollution near Santa Monica, Los Angeles, CA, USA. Photo: Nels Israelson via Flickr (CC BY-NC).
A seal caught up in plastic pollution near Santa Monica, Los Angeles, CA, USA.


Five to 12 million tonnes of plastic are going into the ocean each year


Britta Denise Hardesty & Chris Wilcox
4th April 2015


An unimaginably large volume of plastic debris is reaching the world's oceans every year, write Britta Denise Hardesty & Chris Wilcox - and it's set for a ten-fold increase over the next decade, adding to the already terrible toll on marine life from turtles to seals, sea birds and fish. The solution must be to give waste plastic value - if we can find a way.


Plastic has enormous potential for destruction. Ghost nets and fishing debris snag and drown turtles, seals, and other marine wildlife. Around 10,000 turtles have been trapped by derelict nets in Australia’s Gulf of Carpentaria region alone.
You might have heard the oceans are full of plastic, but how full exactly? Around 8 million metric tonnes go into the oceans each year, according to the first rigorous global estimate published in Science.
That’s equivalent to 16 shopping bags full of plastic for every metre of coastline (excluding Antarctica). By 2025 we will be putting enough plastic in the ocean (on our most conservative estimates) to cover 5% of the earth’s entire surface in cling film each year.
Around a third of this likely comes from China, and 10% from Indonesia. In fact all but one of the top 20 worst offenders are developing nations, largely due to fast-growing economies but poor waste management systems.
However, people in the United States - coming in at number 20 and producing less than 1% of global waste - produce more than 2.5 kg of plastic waste each day, more than twice the amount of people in China.
While the news for us, our marine wildlife, seabirds, and fisheries is not good, the research paves the way to improve global waste management and reduce plastic in the waste stream.
Follow the plastic
An international team of experts analysed 192 countries bordering the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans, and the Mediterranean and Black Seas. By examining the amount of waste produced per person per year in each country, the percentage of that waste that’s plastic, and the percentage of that plastic waste that is mismanaged, the team worked out the likely worst offenders for marine plastic waste.
In 2010, 270 million tonnes of plastic was produced around the world. This translated to 275 million tonnes of plastic waste; 99.5 million tonnes of which was produced by the two billion people living within 50 km of a coastline. Because some durable items such as refrigerators produced in the past are also thrown away, we can find more waste than plastic produced at times.
Of that, somewhere between 4.8 and 12.7 million tonnes found its way into the ocean. Given how light plastic is, this translates to an unimaginably large volume of debris.
While plastic can make its way into oceans from land-locked countries via rivers, these were excluded in the study, meaning the results are likely a conservative estimate.
With our planet still 85 years away from 'peak waste' - and with plastic production skyrocketing around the world - the amount of plastic waste getting into the oceans is likely to increase by an order of magnitude within the next decade.
Our recent survey of the Australian coastline found three-quarters of coastal rubbish is plastic, averaging more than 6 pieces per meter of coastline. Offshore, we found densities from a few thousand pieces of plastic to more than 40,000 pieces per square kilometre in the waters around the continent.
Where's the plastic going?
While we now have a rough figure for the amount of plastic rubbish in the world’s oceans, we still know very little about where it all ends up (it isn’t all in the infamous 'Pacific Garbage Patch').
Between 6,350 and 245,000 metric tons of plastic waste is estimated to float on the ocean’s surface, which raises the all-important question: where does the rest of it end up?
Some, like the plastic microbeads found in many personal care products, ends up in the oceans and sediments where they can be ingested by bottom-dwelling creatures and filter-feeders.
It’s unclear where the rest of the material is. It might be deposited on coastal margins, or maybe it breaks down into fragments so small we can’t detect it, or maybe it is in the guts of marine wildlife.
Wherever it ends up, plastic has enormous potential for destruction. Ghost nets and fishing debris snag and drown turtles, seals, and other marine wildlife. In some cases, these interactions have big impacts.
For instance, we estimate that around 10,000 turtles have been trapped by derelict nets in Australia’s Gulf of Carpentaria region alone.
More than 690 marine species are known to interact with marine litter. Turtles mistake floating plastic for jellyfish, and globally around one-third of all turtles are estimated to have eaten plastic in some form. Likewise seabirds eat everything from plastic toys, nurdles and balloon shreds to foam, fishing floats and glow sticks.
While plastic is prized for its durability and inertness, it also acts as a chemical magnet for environmental pollutants such as metals, fertilisers, and persistent organic pollutants. These are adsorbed onto the plastic. When an animal eats the plastic 'meal', these chemicals make their way into their tissues and - in the case of commercial fish species - can make it onto our dinner plates.
Plastic waste is the scourge of our oceans; killing our wildlife, polluting our beaches, and threatening our food security. But there are solutions - some of which are simple, and some a bit more challenging.
Solutions
If the top five plastic-polluting countries - China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Sri Lanka - managed to achieve a 50% improvement in their waste management - for example by investing in waste management infrastructure, the total global amount of mismanaged waste would be reduced by around a quarter.
Higher-income countries have equal responsibility to reduce the amount of waste produced per person through measures such as plastic recycling and reuse, and by shifting some of the responsibility for plastic waste back onto the producers.
The simplest and most effective solution might be to make the plastic worth money. Deposits on beverage containers for instance, have proven effective at reducing waste lost into the environment - because the containers, plastic and otherwise, are worth money people don’t throw them away, or if they do others pick them up.
Extending this idea to a deposit on all plastics at the beginning of their lifecycle, as raw materials, would incentivize collection by formal waste managers where infrastructure is available, but also by consumers and entrepreneurs seeking income where it is not.
Before the plastic revolution, much of our waste was collected and burned. But the ubiquity, volume, and permanence of plastic waste demands better solutions.

The Future of Freedom: Interview with NSA Whistleblower William Binney

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How Many People Will Have To Migrate Out Of California When All The Water Disappears?


Drought - No Swimming Sign - Photo by PeripitusThe drought in California is getting a lot worse.  As you read this, snowpack levels in the Sierra Nevada mountains are the lowest that have ever been recorded.  That means that there won’t be much water for California farmers and California cities once again this year.  To make up the difference in recent years, water has been pumped out of the ground like crazy.  In fact, California has been losing more than 12 million acre-feet of groundwater a year since 2011, and wells all over the state are going dry.  Once the groundwater is all gone, what are people going to do?  100 years ago, the population of the state of California was 3 million, and during the 20th century we built lots of beautiful new cities in an area that was previously a desert.  Scientists tell us that the 20th century was the wettest century in 1000 years for that area of the country, but now weather patterns are reverting back to normal.  Today, the state of California is turning back into a desert but it now has a population of 38 million people.  This is not sustainable in the long-term.  So when the water runs out, where are they going to go?
I have written quite a few articles about the horrific drought in California, but conditions just continue to get even worse.  According to NPR, snowpack levels in the Sierra Nevada mountains are “just 6 percent of the long-term average”
The water outlook in drought-racked California just got a lot worse: Snowpack levels across the entire Sierra Nevada are now the lowest in recorded history — just 6 percent of the long-term average. That shatters the previous low record on this date of 25 percent, set in 1977 and again last year.
California farmers rely on that water.  Last year, farmers had to let hundreds of thousands of acres lie fallow because of the scarcity of water, and it is being projected that this year will be even worse
More than 400,000 acres of farmland were fallowed last year because of scarce water. Credible sources have estimated that figure could double this year.
Fortunately, many farmers have been able to rely on groundwater in recent years, but now wells are running dry all over the state.  Here is more from NPR
Last year was already a tough year at La Jolla Farming in Delano, Calif. Or as farm manager Jerry Schlitz puts it, “Last year was damn near a disaster.”
La Jolla is a vineyard, a thousand-or-so acres of neat lines of grapevines in the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley. It depends on water from two sources: the federal Central Valley Project and wells.
Until last year, Schlitz says, wells were used to supplement the federal water.
“Now, we have nothing but wells. Nothing. There’s no water other than what’s coming out of the ground,” he says.
Last year, one of those wells at La Jolla dried up. The farm lost 160 acres — about a million dollars’ worth of produce, plus the wasted labor and other resources.
Are you starting to understand the scope of the problem?
Despite all of the wonderful technology that we have developed, we are still at the mercy of the weather.
And if this drought continues to drag on, it is absolutely going to cripple a state that contains more than 10 percent of the total U.S. population.
In an attempt to fight the water shortage, Governor Jerry Brown has instituted statewide water restrictions for the first time ever
California announced sweeping statewide water restrictions for the first time in history Wednesday in order to combat the region’s devastating drought, the worst since records began.
Governor Jerry Brown issued the declaration at a press conference in a parched, brown slope of the Sierra Nevada mountains that would normally be covered by deep snow.
“Today, we are standing on dry grass where there should be five feet (1.5 meters) of snow,” Brown said. “This historic drought demands unprecedented action.”
So what will these restrictions include?
The following is a summary from Natural News
• A ban on non-drip irrigation systems for all new homes.
• A requirement for golf courses and cemeteries to “reduce water consumption.” (And yet, the very idea of green golf courses in the middle of a California desert is insane to begin with…)
• Force farmers to report more details on their water usage so that the state government can figure out where all the water is going (and where to restrict it even further).
• Outlawing the watering of grass on public street medians.
• Discussions are also under way to throw “water wasters” in jail for up to 30 days, according to another LA Times article. The most likely source of intel for incarcerating water wasters will be neighborhood snitches who monitor water usage of nearby homes and call the authorities if they see too much water being used.
If the drought does not go on for much longer, these restrictions may be enough.
But what if it continues to intensify?
The following graphic shows the U.S. Drought Monitor map for the state of California for each of the last five years in late March…
California National Drought Monitor
It doesn’t take a genius to see the trend.
And scientists tell us that this might just be the beginning.  There have been megadroughts in that area of the country that have lasted more than 100 years in the past, and there are fears that another megadrought may have begun.  The following comes from National Geographic
California is experiencing its worst drought since record-keeping began in the mid 19th century, and scientists say this may be just the beginning. B. Lynn Ingram, a paleoclimatologist at the University of California at Berkeley, thinks that California needs to brace itself for a megadrought—one that could last for 200 years or more.
As a paleoclimatologist, Ingram takes the long view, examining tree rings and microorganisms in ocean sediment to identify temperatures and dry periods of the past millennium. Her work suggests that droughts are nothing new to California.
“During the medieval period, there was over a century of drought in the Southwest and California. The past repeats itself,” says Ingram, who is co-author of The West Without Water: What Past Floods, Droughts, and Other Climate Clues Tell Us About Tomorrow. Indeed, Ingram believes the 20th century may have been a wet anomaly.
If this is a megadrought, it is just a matter of time until massive migration will become necessary.
In fact, one UN official is already talking about it
If the state continues on this path, there may have to be thoughts about moving people out, said Lynn Wilson, academic chair at Kaplan University and who serves on the climate change delegation in the United Nations.
“Civilizations in the past have had to migrate out of areas of drought,” Wilson said. “We may have to migrate people out of California.”
Wilson added that before that would happen, every option such as importing water to the state would likely occur— but “migration can’t be taken off the table.”
So how many people will ultimately have to leave if this drought continues for many years?
5 million?
10 million?
20 million?
And where will they go?