Living in a Desert

Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Scottsdale, Tucson… were all built in the middle of deserts. They survive only because water is pumped in from hundreds of miles away. If anything were to happen to the pipes, pumps, computers or electric power, those cities would revert to deserts overnight. They are clearly not good places to be any time the infrastructure of civilisation is unstable.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)