so a group of peope had the brilliant idea of building massive cities and huge agricultural farmlands in a desert, made possible by unsustainable draining of acquifers and importation of water from other states. and now they have a "drought"?
I was thinking the same thing a couple weeks ago: People had the brilliant idea of building massive cities far up north, where ice storms and freezing cold weather is routine, and now they have shortages of natural gas, road salt, power outages due to trees taking down lines, etc. and they have the nerve to complain? Ridiculous! And don't get me started on hurricane-prone areas that need to be evacuated every year. Or those idiots within miles of major rivers, that are overflowing their banks every few years. No sympathy for anyone who doesn't live in a PERFECT location.
BTW: Most of CA is NOT a desert. Los Angeles, the (Central) San Joaquin Valley, the Bay Area, Sacramento, etc., they ALL get too much rainfall (in most years) to be classified as a desert. And lets not forget about the Sierra Nevada mountain ranges, which aren't deserts at all, almost always have ample snow pack, but are barren this year because of the drought. There are big desert regions in CA, but they're much less heavily populated, and at least the few I looked-up don't seem to be affected by this drought at all (aquifers going strong...). Even Atlanta had drought problems a few years back... better pack them up and send them all to Minnesota.
What would you say to the many millions of people living in South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas, unsustainable drawing most of their water from the Ogallala Aquifer?
As I've said before, the deserts are probably the most habitable places for humans: