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steve  ·  402 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: U.S. takes unprecedented steps to replenish Colorado River's Lake Powell

16 feet isn’t much compared to where it should be… but it’s something.

A proverbial drop in the bucket.

b_b  ·  402 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I wish they'd put confidence bounds around statements like, "We're never going to see the reservoir full in our lifetimes again." Is that an opinion based on modeling? Historic evidence of rainfall trends? I understand global warming well enough, but I'm always very skeptical of grand pronouncements about what will happen in the future. Seems hubristic. For example, was anyone predicting a multi-decade drought in the 1990s? Same historical evidence should have been available at that time.

steve  ·  402 days ago  ·  link  ·