It’s been quite a rollercoaster these last few weeks. A combination of lots of work and now the birth of young Developing Mind (now my son and heir, Infant Mind) has kept me away from the computer screen. But hopefully blogging will increase as the Mind family settles into its new routine around our new pride and joy.
A quick scan of the papers this morning suggests I’m not the only one playing catch up. The Daily Wail is telling its legion of readers:
Britain’s ability to meet its water needs is at a ‘critical point’, according to a report.
It says water use should be drastically reduced and bills increased to penalise over consumption, as increasing temperatures and a rising population stretch resources.
The Institute of Civil Engineers said the Government’s water strategy does not recognise the ‘urgency’ of the situation.
If you are feeling a sense of deja vu reading that, you’re not going mad, this is what the Failygraph was reporting back in March.
Of course, I could begin a comprehensive fisking of the report’s conclusions – making the blindingly obvious point that this group of engineers might better occupy their time thinking of new engineering solutions to the problem, such as developing new reservoirs or water transit networks. But that was done already by Richard over at EU Referendum months ago, back when the story passed for news – and again when he exposed the mendacity of the politicians and corporations.
It might be more productive if our great engineers stopped shilling for politically driven policy dogma and repeating the contradictory climate change effect on water nonsense that sees the need to build bigger flood defences because climate change is going to make it rain more on the one hand, and the big state and water companies telling us to pay more for water because climate change will make it rain less on the other, and got on with engineering.