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Paying the Water Piper: The Future of Water, Part III

by senior futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. This is the third blog about water. The first two can be found here and here, plus a blog about California’s water situation can be found here. —————- Fresh water is vital, and we’re running out of it. Water … Continue reading

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Water Is Not the New Oil: The Future of Water, Part I

by senior futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. Water is not the new oil; it’s much more important than that. There are substitutes for oil, but there are no substitutes for water, and we are running dry. As that happens (and it … Continue reading

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What Happens When California Runs Out of Water?

by senior futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. California is exceptional. We all know that. Unfortunately, California has become exceptional in a particularly unpleasant way: it’s running out of water. According to NASA, California’s current four-year drought is the worst in 1,200 … Continue reading

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Freshwater Crisis, Farming Opportunity

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. The following article was part of a presentation made to the California Farm Bureau Federation in December of 2011. The looming shortage of freshwater is not unique to farmers here – it’s rapidly going global. … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with the “Debate” on Climate Change

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. Ten years seems like an eternity if you’re talking about technology, but is almost nothing if you’re talking about the Earth’s environment, which tends to shift at the pace of geological changes. Yet, the next … Continue reading

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