California Drought Tests “History” of “Endless Growth” [sic]

April 7, 2015 • Daily Email Recap

California Drought Tests History of Endless Growth


LOS ANGELES – For more than a century, California has been the state where people flocked for a better life – 164,000 square miles of mountains, farmland and coastline, shimmering with ambition and dreams, money and beauty. It was the cutting-edge symbol of possibility: Hollywood, Silicon Valley, aerospace, agriculture and vineyards.

But now a punishing drought – and the unprecedented measures the state announced last week to compel people to reduce water consumption – is forcing a reconsideration of whether the aspiration of untrammeled growth that has for so long been this state’s driving engine has run against the limits of nature.


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