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The American System

Jul 2021

July 13, 2021

July 14, 2021

Why is the State that produces 70% of America's produce dry and on fire? 

For years, California has suffered a series of devastating wildfires and droughts, with increasing concern for the state's depleted water reserves. Is this a consequence of the changing climate or are there other forces at work? We discuss the state's water infrastructure and the curious fact of reservoirs being deliberately emptied in drought conditions. Who holds the real power in California's water wars - elite environmentalists? Big Ag? Or Wall Street profiteers seeking to monopolize farmland and water resources?