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Mendocino, California, a popular tourist spot, is running out of water.

Recently, Mendocino businesses like hotels have had trouble meeting their water needs, and water trucks making deliveries are now becoming almost as common as tourists.

Some hotels are charging extra for daily linen replacement and hot tub use, and other businesses are considering portable toilets to conserve water.

Most water had been purchased from Fort Bragg, a town of about 7,300 people whose primary water source is the Noyo River. But as the river’s flow has diminished, officials shut off the supply to Mendocino this week to safeguard supplies for its residents.

There’s been talk of shipping in water by barge to deliver to Mendocino and other cities in need on the southern Mendocino Coast, transporting it by railway from the inland city of Willits and trucking it to the coast from Ukiah in wine tankers.

Follow the link for the full report.

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Legacy 0

Man in car with son looking out over landscape of wildfires, massive thunderstorms, and parched earth.  Man says,

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I fear for my grandchildren.

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Siberia is on fire.

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Caption:  Remember this guy?  Image:  Donald Trump standing in front of forests blazing with wild fires saying,

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Two men crawling across a parched landscape.  One of them is collapsed face down on the sand.  One says to the other,

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The Fire This Time 0

Man running away from heat waves and wildfires as the

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Afterthought:

Yeah.

Like they are going to admit it.

But you can picture the future.

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Man holding a sign reading

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The Seattle Times’s David Horsey recalls the film, Independence Day, and the fantasy it presented. He contrasts it with the reality of humans’ response to climate change. A snippet; much more at the link.

What was truly implausible was the way Americans, let alone everyone else on the planet, managed to join together to fight a global threat.

Horsey is not sanguine.

Nor, for that matter, am I. I fear that we are well past the tipping point.

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Weatherman standing in front of a map (in this case of Maine).  On the map hovers a weather system labeled

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Aside:

In the 25 years or so that I lived in the Philadelphia area, I never saw news stories like this one. The Brandywine flood a foot or two, rendering Brandywine Park in Wilmington, Del., unusable for a day or so, but flooding U. S. 1?

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California’s Lake Oroville will no longer float your boat.

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The Climates They Are a-Changing, Dam Nation Dept. 0

Lake Mead, the source of water for many cities and farms in the American west, is wasting away from what scientists have dubbed a “mega-drought.” Here’s a bit from Timothy Egan’s report:

Nobody wants a desiccated West, a place where dying trees outnumber the living ones in many places, where wildfires are not a seasonal siege but a year-round peril, where once-fertile fields are permanently fallowed.

But it’s here now, and a reservoir built to hold enough water to flood all of New York state 1 foot deep appears to be inexorably drying up.

The other day, I walked the floor of Lake Mead, a cracked and sun-baked Martian-scape that was once more than 100 feet underwater. On the horizon, the eerie geologic formations that freaked out early white explorers displayed the latest bathtub rings in the rock.

I find this somewhat disquieting.

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Two aliens in flying saucer look at Earth.  One says,

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Tidal Basin waves.

H/T to my brother in Virginia’s Northern Neck for the link.

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Men standing waist-deep near picnic table and barbecue next to sign reading

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The Mess with Texas, Reprise 0

In the Austin American-Statesman, Bridget Grumet reports from the storm and makes an observation:

Texans famously want very little from their government. But we need government leaders who can ensure we don’t freeze to death in our own homes.

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Ay Juanita Jean’s, E; Jefe has more, and even some more.

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Children building snowmen.  Two of them are building a traditional snowman.  The third is building a a

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It’s November and we’re running the bleepin’ air conditioning for Pete’s sake.

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