Governor 's Ethical Justification Is Driven By Continued Increase

1100 Words Oct 8th, 2016 5 Pages
Ans. 1. Governor’s ethical justification is driven by continued decrease in water resources in California due to unfavorable weather conditions. The executive order 2016 (in continuity to previous executive orders) states that the water levels have not crossed the required levels due to the limited amount of rain and snowfall. This had a direct impact on the state rivers, underground basins and reservoirs. The drought has increased the scarcity of drinking/ potable water. Agricultural production has been affected. The wildlife is getting more prone to wildfires, which is putting the natural habitats in detriment.
As per New York times article, the governor claims that the California population has increased unexpectedly (1). This requires the current population to adjust to the current circumstances. The article mentions about the Governor’s premise which explains that “For over 10,000 years, people lived in California, but the number of those people were never more than 300,000 or 400,000. Now we are embarked upon an experiment that no one has ever tried: 38 million people, with 32 million vehicles, living at the level of comfort that we all strive to attain. This will require adjustment. This will require learning.”
Another press release (2) published on California office of Governor website takes this endeavor to next step. The executive orders are extended to encourage Californians to adopt water conservation as a way of life. Governor Brown states that problem of…

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