Plight of Phoenix: how long can the world’s ‘least sustainable’ city survive? by Joanna Walters

STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC

A lot of plans are on the drawing board, especially in California and the Southwest, that assume plentiful water. That is no longer a valid assumption. From Joanna Walters at theguardian.com:

Jennifer Afshar and her husband, John, pushed their bikes across the grass and paused to savour the sunshine, while their two boys went to look at the duck pond. Other kids were playing soccer or doing tricks in the skate park, and families picnicked on blankets or fired up a barbecue across from the swimming pool.

“We moved here from Los Angeles, to get away from the rising cost of living and the traffic,” said Jennifer. “When we saw this park, we thought they were punking us it was so good. There’s low crime, the home owners association takes great care of the grass and trees – we like it.”

The Afshars live in the squeaky-clean suburb of…

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