And most of them aren't very concerned about another Flint water crisis.
The problem isn't limited to Flint and the fix is a complicated and politicized mess.
Though it may not always feel that way.
I guess I'm saying that now I understand those list-making lovers of obscure films, and to prove it, I'd like to express my affection for Young Ones, a film written and directed by Jake Paltrow that you almost certainly haven't heard of but definitely shouldn't miss.
With the California legislature off on a month's vacation beginning with the 4th of July weekend, it's a period in California politics in which several matters are poised awaiting resolution; namely, policy on water, high-speed rail, and space, the state controller's race, and Governor Jerry Brown's future.
Last week I was in Berlin at the Global Water Summit 2011, a meet up for corporations that want to profit from water as it becomes scarcer.
It seems that all this particular Congressman is trying to do is be even more outrageous than talk show hosts and political extremists. Perhaps that plays in his district, but it does nothing to actually work to solve California's water problems.
On September 5, ten brave paddlers took to the waters of the Los Angeles River. They drifted, paddled, scraped, and dragged along in canoes and kayaks of various kinds.
From the increasing use of Astroturf on high school fields to no flush urinals in restaurants and stores, Southwesterners are grappling with how to meet the water challenge.
Those committed to doing the planet's serious business should stay focused on one, often overlooked but trackable key factor of climate change--the pivotal role of water.