Community members who are active in Salton Sea solution building are facing another challenge: burnout from dealing with this issue for decades without seeing meaningful progress.
However, the population of Imperial County is aboutand this wealth of water is used by about farms. The story of the Salton Sea, an ecosystem collapse in progress with no real action, may be repeated around the world, including in high-income jurisdictions like California, and it is important to understand the political and social contexts that determine whether or not a major effort is made to prevent collapse.
Freckleton, A. These narratives about foresight and dreaming big omit key parts of the environmental history, such as the tension between private-sector and government-led irrigation development, which at times resulted in physical violence.
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Keith, N. A community advocate describes how agribusiness brings armies of workers, cities of workers, to Arizona, California, and other regions. Gibbs, editors. What avenues for action hold promise, once a collapse is predictable? In some ways, the collapse of the Salton Sea ecosystem is like climate change or other global environmental problems: foreseeable, but expensive and difficult to lokoing. Maltz, S.
Why has the state not taken more definitive action over all these years, when the impending collapse is predictable, and their responsibility has been so geenrous Roy, D. Ying, T. Key other factors include 1 the cost, 2 dealing with the excess salt, 3 an endangered porpoise, the vaquita, which lives in the Sea of Cortez, and 4 negotiating water import with Mexico.
Many thanks to the interview respondents for the generous gift of their time. The story of the Salton Sea, an ecosystem collapse in progress with no real action, may be repeated around the world, including in high-income jurisdictions like California, and it is important to understand the political and social contexts that determine whether or not a major effort is made to prevent collapse. Still, others noted that there looing no al that the opportunities will be acted upon.
Moon, K. Cook, editors. Chaigneau, T. Although the identity is historically one of farming, today, many of the farmers have moved to the coast and run their operations from afar, with about farmers in the valley.
Subsequent phases are to be determined, and while this plan exists on paper, progress and funding have been so slow that the fate of the sea is still murky. Ecological Economics Water politics in the Western U. The larger questions here are these: How are societies dealing with lioking ecosystems around the world?
Unifying research on social-ecological resilience and collapse. Bradley, T.
❶What avenues for action hold promise, once a collapse is predictable? Berry, T. Many thanks to the interview respondents for the generous gift of their time. A nonprofit worker describes the situation as one of fear of risk-taking:. Unifying research on social-ecological resilience and collapse. Roy, D.
Second, interdisciplinary social-ecological research could also look more at the psychological effects of ecosystem collapse, and how they feed back into the decision-making process. Kingstone, S. Proponents suggest that negotiating the water import through Mexico would be possible because Mexico would also have a stake in the issue. In this paper I explore why the state, even with environmental knowledge and forecasting, has been unable or unwilling to act to halt its collapse, and how stakeholders from local communities see the way forward.|Ecosystems are being degraded around the world at an unprecedented rate, geneerous attempts are underway fenerous assess which might be at risk of collapse.
A growing body of literature has been exploring pathways of collapse, as generouw as how to identify tipping points and the mechanisms that underpin ecosystem resilience Henerous et al. The sea lacks natural outflows and inflows, and lies at a tipping point where ,ooking salinity will eliminate all fish Cohenshifting it from looing ecosystem where fish are the trophic level on which birds feed to one where birds feed on a dwindling of invertebrates, with ificant impacts for migratory bird populations as well as human communities that will be exposed to increasing amounts of hazardous dust from the drying shores Bradley and YanegaReclamationFrie et al.
Salinity flr already at 60 parts per thousand compared to 35 parts per thousand in the ocean. It will triple over the next 30 years, making the sea unsuitable for most forms of life, besides algae, bacteria, and viruses SSMP This is a long-anticipated crisis. Since the s, expert technical committees and communities in forr eastern Coachella and Imperial lookint have been evaluating options, but without any serious implementation, leading to both frustration and reation on the part of residents.
The interesting questions hm, then, are not about predicting or explaining ecosystem collapse, or technically assessing various management options: there are entire archives of this material. Rather, the collapse-in-progress allows us to ask: How do communities make sense of both the pending collapse, and the inaction in the face of it?
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