The following chart shows the population of Texas as a percentage of the United States.
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Parabolic, huh? Nice.
I've often thought that humans act as locusts on this planet. That includes myself. I'm not attempting to be preachy here.
That said, is there a point when a single locust turns to the others and says, "Hey, have you noticed our dwindling resource situation?"
November 5, 2014
Rubinstein: Texas at front of water issues
Of course, everything is bigger in Texas, and that includes our future population. We continue to grow every day, and it is estimated that the population will increase 82 percent in the next 50 years. That translates to approximately 1,000 people moving to Texas per day — and none of them are bringing water with them. We also know that in that same 50-year period, we will need an additional 8.3 million acre-feet of water.
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