Severe drought in the northern hemisphere is exposing a lot of things: corpses, dinosaur tracks, “hunger stones” inscribed with famine warnings, WWII submarines…and the socioeconomic disparity of water use as wealthy individuals and interests flout resource restrictions. French authorities exempted golf courses from national water bans, allowing them to irrigate the greens. Officials from the French... Continue Reading →
World Water Day Book Giveaway: Mission Accomplished!
Thanks to everyone who promoted or participated in my World Water Day book giveaway yesterday. I surpassed my goal of 100 copies, so I'm thrilled to honor my promise of donating $100 to water.org! To all who downloaded Blue Karma, happy reading! If you enjoy the book, I hope you'll consider posting a review on Amazon,... Continue Reading →
Drops in the Ocean: A Book Giveaway for Charity on World Water Day
We're in the midst of kitchen remodeling here at Chez JK, and a wee plumbing issue had us drinking bottled water for a few days (and to think my Laddie laughed at me when I bought an emergency reserve all those months ago). As I trekked down to the basement for a fresh gallon, grumbling, I... Continue Reading →
The Real-Life Nilak? Company Proposes Shipping Water to Drought Zone
Back in February I wrote a post about the Cassandra curse of sci-fi writers: when a concept you've imagined is unexpectedly mirrored in reality. This weekend brought perhaps the most uncanny such moment I've ever experienced. According to USAToday, a private company plans to ship fresh water from Alaska to California, just like the fictional Nilak company in my... Continue Reading →