Originally Posted by logtroll
How would you define the root problem?

I think the superficial answer is, "Not enough water." But that's actually a symptom, and is not foundational.

"You can't solve a problem until you actually understand what the problem is."
I would say the problem is too many people living where the natural environment isn't able to support them. Man has made many changes in an attempt to overcome the natural environment which has been mostly successful to a point. But mother nature will overcome man's attempt at some point, she will eventually win out.

I always thought man needs to live with the natural environment he is thrust in, live along side it, live like nature and man are one. Man has always tried to tame nature to suit man's needs. It usually works for awhile, but sooner or later comes a day of reckoning.

It's high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first instead of their political party. For way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.