The California drought, that exceptional byproduct of an exciting, unnatural approach to preserving the lives of millions of tiny, endangered fish for no discernable purpose except to prevent their own extinction, has taken its toll on the “little people” of California. Forced to give up all consumption of water, to the point where it has been routinely suggested that they refrain from regular bathing, California citizenry are suffering through one of their worst water restrictions in history.
“Let them drink dust!”
As these aerial photos from The Post prove, Hollywood celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Barbra Streisand and Jennifer Lopez continue to suck up water to keep their gardens fresh and lawns green, while Southern California withers from a devastating drought.
Experts predict California reservoirs have less than a year’s worth of drinking water left. An emergency law passed last week forces local cities to conserve water immediately. The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, which supplies many of these elite enclaves north of Los Angeles, will have four weeks starting next month to cut water use by a staggering 36 percent. But the mandate is toothless, with the maximum fine a paltry $100.
Barbra Streisand, of course, besides being a regular performer who makes millions, operates The Streisand Foundation, which gives a great deal of money to Climate Reality, among other environmental causes. Climate Reality, which is charged with educating the population about Climate Change, has followed the California drought closely, and stresses that individual action is key to environmental leadership, even counting “smart actions” and “global actions” that, in aggregate, they claim, makes an environmental impact.
Today, after being shamed over wasting precious California water for her lush lawn and extensive swimming pool, Streisand committed to preserving water and curbing her consumption (though, I’m sure, the “Carbon Footprint” of her massive mansion is still several thousand times what yours or mine is). There’s still no commitment form others, including Cher, who is, according to her occasional outbursts on social media, also an outspoken environmental activist. Kim Kardashian, whose home with Kanye West is on the list (though reports differ as to whether they actually live in the Hidden Hills mansion), once claimed to only wash her hair every five days to preserve water, but still also made the list and has not addressed her problem.
Well, one of her problems. The rest are probably impossible to address.
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