This a reservoir in England. 40% less water than usual at this time of year. Is that down to global warming? Probably not. It may just be an unusually dry year. It is however an opportunity for Scotland to make some more exports.
The UK Government has floated the economy on Scottish oil since the 1970s. Now is the time to send them some of our Scottish water, a Scottish resource, at a premium of course. We have to have a benefit from the fact that it pisses down most days, even in summer.
It does surprise me however, that in Spain, a country where it doesn't rain much, they have plenty of water. I as many of you know have been in Murcia for the last 2 months or so. It's rained 3 times, all at night. I know it rained because there was slight wetness on the pavements in the morning, although it might have been a heavy dew. I pay less than many of you in England pay for my water and although I watch what I use, there are never any shortages. The reason? Water is a precious resource here. They don't waste it. We get much of our water from the north of Spain and they gripe that we waste it on golf courses. Which is muerdo, of course. Any water that is used on the golf course comes from the toilets of the people who live here. Which is why you never lick your fingers when you play golf here.
But, how many desalination plants are there in Britain? My guess, would be fuck all. Over here they are all over the place and even small places like here in Mazarron have them.
It's time the English, woke up to the fact that one of the basics of life, water, shouldn't be privatised and made to cost a fortune. At the very least it should be properly resourced and reservoirs at this time of year shouldn't be half full!