If we're constantly talking about a "water crisis" (a phrase I hate), then why are we not SOLVING that crisis, especially when it seems rather obvious, to me, that most of it is due to a failure to rein in demand. Is it as simple as the beneficiaries of the crisis blocking change? Tell me.I got some great responses, i.e., MM wrote:
Ah, crises…water is not alone! In a time when we have enormous amounts of available information (and mis/disinformation) on almost every possible topic, and where we have little time/inclination to personally try to separate the wheat from the chaff for more than a few topics, the competition for public/political attention and resources has led experts/would-be opinion leaders in almost any field you can choose to identify the major issues in their fields as ‘crises’. The word ‘crisis’ has become loud static in my life... As a philosopher friend once told me, “When I have too much ‘noise’ in my life, it becomes increasingly difficult to separate the ‘urgent’ from the ‘important’.”And MV wrote:
I would call it a people crisis, as any crisis is not caused by water but by people.What do YOU think?