To serious water worriers, the extreme drought situation in Cape Town South Africa has been a forecast of bad things to come in the overpopulated future. Regions with more people than their rainfall can support are at risk for water shortages, particularly when even alleged environmentalists like California Gov. Jerry Brown think additional millions of residents are no problema — he once invited all of Mexico to come live in his overcrowded state.
The pro-growth Chamber of Commerce doesn’t want any mention made that overpopulation might be a bad thing in water-challenged zones; instead the all purpose bugaboo Climate Change is dragged out as the cause, even when the population of Cape Town has quadrupled since 1960 from one million to four.
So the disastrous drought of Cape Town bears watching as a harbinger of the crowded future as the world population is predicted to reach 8 billion in 2023.
Back in January, Cape Town was expected to run out of water in three months, but epic conservation by the people enabled them to scrape through.