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Entries by Peter H. Gleick from 10/2010

$#*! Your Congressman Says: Devin Nunes' Wild Rant on California Water

| Posted 10.02.2010 | Green

It seems that all this particular Congressman is trying to do is be even more outrageous than talk show hosts and political extremists. Perhaps that plays in his district, but it does nothing to actually work to solve California's water problems.

Has the U.S. Passed the Point of Peak Water?

| Posted 10.11.2010 | Green

There is strong evidence that the United States may have already passed the points of peak water, including peak renewable, nonrenewable, and ecological water, in many watersheds, especially (but not exclusively) in the more arid West.

Climate Change and the Integrity of Science, Again

| Posted 10.20.2010 | Green

Five months ago, Science magazine published the following Lead Letter, signed by 255 members of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences addressing atta...

A Long Time Coming: The Human Right to Water

| Posted 10.26.2010 | Green

There is a formal international human right to life, to human health, to an adequate standard of living, to adequate food, and more. But until a few weeks ago, there was no formal human right to water. This was a long time coming.