My wife and I watched a powerful movie over the weekend called Last Call at the Oasis. I’d highly recommend it and wish that every U.S. citizen would watch it. It’s very well done and portrays two key issues about water that the U.S. and the world are now facing:
- Massive water shortages – Did you know that Las Vegas is on track to run out of water within the next two decades, or sooner? Southern Cal is on a similar path. It doesn’t appear that sustainable plans are in place to avert the crisis.
- Chemicals in water that cause illnesses and major health issues – Levels of birth control hormones can now be detected in reservoirs like Lake Mead where Las Vegas feeds their recycled water and is unable to remove many chemicals. This is just the tip of the iceberg as far as chemicals being found in water.
Somehow I thought that most of the water problems in the world were in places like Africa or India or 3rd world countries where access to clean water is non-existent. Well, yes, those are some of the issues, albeit very big ones. What Last Call at the Oasis did for me, though, was put into context the water issues we face in the U.S.
This is an important movie to watch, so check it out. It will be worth your time.
The next film on my list: The Island President about Maldives.