It is reported that the North East has just experienced its snowiest winter since 1717. Across much of the USA Spring is late arriving. Here in California there has not been enough rainfall to alleviate the growing water shortage crisis. There is now much public debate about how water can be rationed and some recrimination over the strangle hold that environmentalists have had on policy. The truly criminal irresponsibility is the continued encouragement of inward immigration and building development to encourage urban growth. As always, when ideologists and profiteers find a common interest, they are unstoppable.