Author and attorney Ellen Brown says the drought in California is dire. NASA recently said that California has just one year of water left. Brown says, “It was just declared our number one emergency. . . .It’s pretty shocking what is happening. It’s our fourth year of drought. The Governor just declared that all the cities must cut back 25% in water usage. . . . The water districts are being fined $10,000 for going over, and you can get a $500 fine for doing a 10 minute shower instead of a 5 minute shower. They have smart meters that can show specifically how long your shower was, which is kind of scary in itself.”
Brown goes on to say, “What makes me suspicious is this wall of weather that prevents the jet stream from pushing storms that usually come from the Pacific Ocean across California, Oregon and Washington State. So, that’s been going on for 4 years, and nobody knows what causes it. It is highly suspicious, and it may be caused by HAARP (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program). That’s the military use of Tesla technology, or it could be caused by geoengineering, which is chemtrails. A lot of people call this conspiracy theory, but if you look up in the skies, you can see them. The skies are crisscrossed, and they are dropping aluminumand barium on the land. California supplies the nation with 50% of their produce. Most of the organic produce comes from California. So, if you are putting aluminum on all the land, there is going to be no such thing as organic anymore. All food and all crops are being poisoned by this aluminum.”
Wall Street is getting involved with the coming water wars. Brown says, “Goldman Sachs has declared that water is now the new oil. So, they are buying up all of these water rights, and there are huge funds set aside for water. They attempted to privatize the Reno water district and then lease it back to the city of Reno, but the people protested. That’s the model you see everywhere. They are privatizing everything and then leasing it back in perpetuity for many multiples for what we were paying in the first place. . . . The reservoirs only have one year ofwater left. When you use all of that, then you have ground water, and that’s when you have all of these water wars.”
Brown goes on to say, “Food prices have not sky rocketed—yet. . . . That could be a problem, and people will be pointing to inflation, and they will probably blame government money printing, but that’s not it. It will be caused by drought. . . . Just last year, California lost $2.2billion on agriculture. I think they are down by $5 billion total from the drought, but if you count all the other western states, it’s much more than that. Of course, food prices are going to go up, and everybody is going to pay for it in one way or another.”
So, with just one year’s worth of water left in California, what is being done other than conservation? Brown, shockingly, says, “There are no solutions that are happening right now. We have had conservation and toilets that use less water, but I don’t see the government doing anything that will fix the problem right now. . . . The plan seems to be charge more for water, but that doesn’t fix the problem. I have read that officials have said we have no backup plan.”
Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with Ellen Brown, creator of the “Web of Debt Blog,” which can be found on EllenBrown.com.
(There is much more in the video interview.)
After the Interview:
Ellen is an advocate of public banking and writes lots of articles about that and many other subjects, including the water crisis in California. Her site is free, and you can find her at EllenBrown.com.
Greg is the producer and creator of USAWatchdog.com. The site’s slogan is “analyzing the news to give you a clear picture of what’s really going on.” The site will keep an eye on the government, your financial interests and cut through the media spin. USAWatchdog.com is neither Democrat nor Republican, Liberal or Conservative. Before creating and producing the site, Greg spent nearly 9 years as a network and investigative correspondent. He worked for ABC News and Good Morning America for nearly 6 years. Most recently, Greg worked for CNN for shows such as Paula Zahn Now, American Morning and various CNN business shows.