Never mind that it's just past Mayday (maybe the only people's day[except for Caesar Chavez birthday & cinco de drinko]) and off climate calendar for the area, the place I reside is notorious for weather instability. Scientifically the explanations are obvious yet human preparation and adjustments are weak to non-existent here. Known for chronic earthquakes, fires, air pollution, slow & high speed chases, celebrity goings on(!), water shortages, power shenanigans(see:Enron), local government corruption, and what have you where masses of humans reside; the outbreak of wildfires recently(presently) is becoming too much for me to validate the desire to continue living in Southern California.
So, I surf the interweb for small cities in the continental U.S. for possible relocation. Having been to most of the Western states, looked for areas close to large cities but remote enough to be a small community. Happened upon Trinidad, Colorado. So, OK, fit some of my criteria, checked it out. (Website) Usual stuff of small communities, but came across an article about the fracking in the surrounding mountains of the city. Seems the drillers are sucking the aquifers dry in the area because they can't get the methane out past the water. Because of the topography, no practicable water source is available nearby, for purchase. The fracksters (my word) want to double the drilling density per acre of a practice already destructive. You do the math. And so, I can only move on in my search for a location to go to.
WTF: I know the energy industry is all about the Benjamins but is it really necessary to make areas of the planet uninhabitable for a few shekels more. What are they going to tell their kids? "I paid your college tuition by making a few ghost towns" And I thought I was anti-social! These fracksers make me a AAA minor league player (maybe an amateur).