So what happens in a drought?

If you were walking along the path on an island in Gothenberg’s archipelago, you might have thought you’d run into another selfie-mad idiot, but that’s me doing a TV interview on drought in the Netherlands.

Not just any idiot

Only a few seconds of that interview was aired (I show up at 2:40), but my main points — that farmers and nature would bear the brunt, unlike citizens who would still have 24/7 drinking water — have been showing up in the news, along with some interesting infrastructure implications:

My one-handed conclusion is that heat waves and drought, which are getting worse with climate disruption, are going to cause a lot of trouble for people as well as lower our standard of living. (I just spent €50 on a fan that I could have spent on wine!)

Author: David Zetland

I'm a political-economist from California who now lives in Amsterdam.

2 thoughts on “So what happens in a drought?”

  1. In a country where I live, that wine investment for unnecessary personal pleasure could’ve been used economically for saving someone’s precious life or maybe invested against terrorism. (with all due respect only my opinion, not being personal)

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