Blue Revolution: Unmaking America’s Water CrisisCynthia Barnett
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"Barnett takes us back to the origins of our water [with] the same vividness and compassion as Michael Pollan."—“Los Angeles Times” "Journalist Barnett explores a simple solution to the growing water crisis in the US, where we use more water than any other culture in the world. That solution: a water ethic. She notes that the green movement has helped raise awareness of the importance of energy and sustainability, and that a blue movement would do much the same: help Americans rediscover their relationship with water, and learn to conserve/recycle and manage it more effectively. And, she adds, it is entirely possible to reverse the damage done by the indiscriminate use of water through those measures and new technologies that can cut agricultural irrigation in half."—“Book News Inc.” “It's a call to action. Barnett takes us back to the origins of our water in much the same way, with much the same vividness and compassion as Michael Pollan led us from our kitchens to potato fields and feed lots of modern agribusiness.”—“Los Angeles Times” “Barnett does not come off as a Cassandra, shrieking about looming cataclysm and dumping figures over her readers' heads. In ”Blue Revolution“ she is part journalist, part mom, part historian, and part optimist, and as a result her text comes off as anything but a polemic.”—“The Boston Globe” “Our future depends on the Blue Revolution that Cynthia Barnett advocates, for, as the ancients knew long before modern science did, 'Water is life.'”—“New York Journal of Books” “Thorough and packed with data.”—“Kirkus Reviews” “Barnett's clarion call to her fellow citizens imagines an America where it's ethically wrong to waste water. Using compelling stories from around the globe, she shows that America's future depends upon our coming to value water - not only in the price we pay, but with profound appreciation for each drop.”—Robert Glennon, author of "Unquenchable: America's Water Crisis an