Sunday, February 10, 2008

water wars

Georgia is considering trying to fix its northern border with Tennessee, which was supposed to be on the 35th parallel but was actually located a mile south of that line back in 1818. Why now?


If the border were really on the 35th parallel, Georgia would have access to the Tennessee River. And Atlanta needs water.

This is unlikely to become a water "war" in the shooting sense. But as climate change takes grip and some places grow drier, this sort of creative quest for water will grow more common. And in some places where the border is more volatile than the Georgia-Tennessee border, you can't rule out shooting.



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