The effects of the drought are being mitigated by groundwater mining and diversion of water from the environment. The impacts of those actions will be felt in the future.Bottom Line: The costs will arrive, but they will wear us down slowly.
As an interesting parallel, consider how the Iraq War was funded by borrowing and fought by "volunteers." Most Americans did not feel its effects, unlike the Vietnam War's immediate impact in tax increases and dead (drafted) neighbors.
16 June 2014
Feeling the pain?
LA sent this article, entitled "Why so many Americans don't care about the drought," to which I left the following comment: