Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Drought in South Africa

Apparently, we're not the only ones with a looming water crisis.

I came across this interesting editorial, which talked about a respected writer getting sacked over his dire warnings about South Africa's water problems.

This caught my attention because we had to nix our intentions of visiting Tugela Falls (allegedly the second tallest waterfall on earth) from our Africa trip upon learning of their drought. I guess we made the right move back then.

Still, I thought it was strange that someone tried to tell the truth and stimulate some action to address the problem only to end up getting sacked and censored. I certainly hope we in Southern California can take more responsible action to address our drought situation.

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