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kleinbl00  ·  305 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hi, Hubski! What's weird about your morning routine?

"The study found that if farmers and other users could cut the amount of groundwater pumping by 20 percent immediately — that is, the cuts that farmers in the northwest have proposed — that could extend the life of the aquifer significantly. Farming wouldn't have to peak until the 2070s, and it would fall more gently thereafter."

You live in the middle of what was called the Great American Desert prior to marketers at the railroads encouraging colonization and farming in order to exterminate the Comanche by denying them rangeland. The Ogallala is basically the Aral Sea except it's underground; it's being drained just as quickly.

Things are going to change radically and in your lifetime.

kingmudsy  ·  305 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Am I insane for finding this comment a little confrontational? I get the sense you want me to feel bad for some reason

kleinbl00  ·  305 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Not at all, man. Americans suck about thinking about water. I want you to find a routine that won't have to change when all of a sudden, decades too late, public opinion forces us all to swab off with reusable baby wipes.

Again, I'm with you on the showers. Just pointing out that from an environmental standpoint you're probably less than a decade away from being considered a coal roller by the more strident corners of the world.

Showers are big money. Most every marquee manufacturer has some form of high-flow shower that relies heavily on a recycle tank. There are solutions to this and if you pick onw rather than being forced into one you'll have a better experience.

I will also point out that this is like the third time in a month I've had to reassure you that you're not being picked on.

kingmudsy  ·  304 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah, I'm planning on cutting back on showers. Gonna try and find something to replace that habit; I value the meditative time in the morning, but I gotta find a more responsible way to get into that mindset.

Re: Me feeling like I'm getting picked on...I think our baseline form of communication is different, and that's why I'm left feeling that way. When I'm trying to prove a point, I write stuff like your last comment because I'm not a super aggressive person and that's about all I can muster - simple statements of fact to drive my point home.

I dunno man. This is an issue with me, sorry for constantly dragging you into it. I'm probably gonna get a tattoo on my mouse-hand that says "kleinbl00 isn't being mean, you're just being sensitive".

kleinbl00  ·  304 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    I'm probably gonna get a tattoo on my mouse-hand that says "kleinbl00 isn't being mean, you're just being sensitive".

The problem may well be generational.