the barren waste
without a taste
Cool, clear water." Oh, no. Will we all be wailing that famous old song before the decade is out? Not to put too fine a point on it, yes, folk, we may very well be doing that. But by then, we'll be wasting our breath. If Jessica Yu's new documentary LAST CALL AT THE OASIS is to be believed, the disappearance and destruction of our potable water is an ongoing crisis that nobody seems to want to hear about or talk about. I recently came back to New York City from Southern California, the latter being, according to Ms Yu's film, a prime target for water shortages. I didn't hear anyone there say anything about the problem. Certainly no one wanted to talk about it -- or brought it up unless I did first. And then they sounded suspicious. "Really? Well, when? And why? And how do you know?"
Erin Brockovich (shown below), Tyrone Hayes, Jay Famiglietti and Peter H. Gleick -- sit atop energetic bodies that are working for the cause of saving water, our environment and our citizens.