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Sneak preview of water documentary offered Saturday

Original post made on Apr 18, 2012

A sneak preview of a documentary film warning of a looming global water shortage will be open to the public in a free showing in Menlo Park Saturday, April 21. "Last Call at the Oasis" is a production of Participant Media, the change-minded company that produced "An Inconvenient Truth" and "Waiting for Superman."

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Posted by Retired Teacher
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Apr 18, 2012 at 9:41 am

I'm looking forward to seeing this film at Trinity; Jessica Yu's films are always brilliant. By the way, she grew up in Los Altos Hills, not Palo Alto.

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Posted by stretch
a resident of another community
on Apr 18, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Hopefully, this movie will make people think about wasting water. Too much of it runs down the gutter during over-watering, gets used to hose off driveways, instead of sweeping, countless car washes, even having the water run while brushing one's teeth. Oh, and don't forget over-population. Isn't there a baby boom again. Great. Pile 'em on Mother Earth and see how long the resources last!

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Posted by Joseph E. Davis
a resident of Woodside
on Apr 18, 2012 at 8:11 pm

The "water shortage" is one of the most laughable environmental crises out there. Vast amounts of this resource fall on us every year for free. Only the government could so comprehensively mismanage the market for water so as to present the appearance of a shortage.

We have the technology to instantly solve whatever problem there is. It is called "the price system."

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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Apr 18, 2012 at 11:52 pm

Mr. Davis - that's one of the problems, though - enough of it doesn't fall on everyone every day. That's why there's been widespread drought. I understand what you mean re the price system, but in some places, there's real lack.