If you lived in California, would you rather have your tax money spent on a Bullet train or Desalination plants?


5 Answers

Ray Dart Profile
Ray Dart answered

You desperately need desalination plants. You guys will never use public transport  in Calif. The trains don't go to enough places.

Walt O'Reagun Profile
Walt O'Reagun answered

Considering the thermal prediction NASA posted recently ... I would go with desalination plants. 

Though if I lived in CA, I'd honestly be looking to move somewhere further north. Where water will be less of a problem as the Earth warms.  I'm talking Northwest WA, Canada, or Alaska.

Lard Ass Profile
Lard Ass answered

Desalination plant....of course! Bullet train? Meh...take a flight! I can live without a train, water on the other hand....not so much!

Janis Haskell Profile
Janis Haskell answered

I do live in California, and I would definitely choose the desalination plants.

2 People thanked the writer.
Rooster Cogburn
Rooster Cogburn commented
As do I and I can't figure out why the governor is more interested in that Bullet train than water.
Janis Haskell
Janis Haskell commented
It's like some kind of crazy pet project .... never mind what's best for the State :(
Yo Kass Profile
Yo Kass answered

Maybe the thinking is that a desalination plant would solve a short term crisis, but actually contribute to the problem of global warming in the longterm, due to all the energy it would consume.

I also wonder whether there are any economic advantages to improving transportation in California.

For example, it seems like property prices in the Bay Area have spiralled out of control due to all the tech companies in Silicon Valley. Maybe if commuting from further afield was viable, it would help balance out the property imbalance and prevent locals from being priced out of the market.

Personally though, a desalination plant seems like a logical move, and I'd be interested in exploring the alternative of a solar-powered desalination plant. I have no clue how realistic that is though!

Answer Question