Texas readies scarcity propaganda on water resources; a better alternative exists

Pratt on Texas - copyright Pratt on Texas all rights reserved“With a crush of people moving to Texas — the population is expected to increase by 70 percent over the next half-century — the state predicts that without new infrastructure and conservation projects, roughly one-third of Texans will have less than half the water supplies they require during severe drought conditions,” claimed a story in the Austin American-Statesman.

The Statesman’s story is about ad man Roy Spence, of “Don’t mess with Texas” fame, now partnering with Texas State University’s Meadows Center for Water and the Environment and the Texas Water Development Board to create new environmental scarcity propaganda.

The early research for the desired propaganda is being paid for by some foundation out of San Antonio. “But state officials are hoping the Legislature or a coalition of water utilities or businesses will pony up money for a full-fledged ad campaign,” the story reported.

If wholesale water supply moves to a market commodity… there will not be shortages and scarcity but plenty and redundant supply chains.

Pro-scarcity doom and gloom people are delighted and hope that government endorsed propaganda can turn us into followers of their secular doomsday cult. And I am certain this project will, if it comes to full implementation, will be ignorantly embraced by most all media outlets.

However, our planet isn’t running out of water, it has the same amount as always. Water simply moves to inconvenient locations at inconvenient times as well as changes state from fresh and clean to other states but the water molecules are still always pure water. The common Leftist view of scarcity is daily disproved in the marketplace.

If Texas is serious about remaining a world leader, it will dump scarcity talk and instead create market-focused incentives for water reclamation and desalinization; water transportation, and; water capture and storage. If wholesale water supply moves to a market commodity, as opposed to a socialist-style government item, there will not be shortages and scarcity but plenty and redundant supply chains.

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