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Two words:  Golf courses.

Golf courses are a totally irresponsible use of water resources (and in some cases, of land) especially in arid climates or drought-prone areas.  I'd say I wanted to ban them, but then the hoardes of golf enthusiasts would come after me with nine-irons.

by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Tue Jun 12th, 2007 at 03:44:00 AM EST
I have often maintained Henry James really had golf in mind when he spoke of "the unspeakable in the pursuit of the inedible" (or that if he didn't, he should have ;-).

I suspect that the actual volumes of (arable!) land and water consumed are less significant than the blatant, in-your-face nature of this consumption.

I imagine this is particularly true where you are.

The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. -Paul Krugman

by dvx (dvx.clt št gmail dotcom) on Tue Jun 12th, 2007 at 06:27:59 AM EST
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