Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown’s plan to recycle urine

Watts Up With That?

Jerry Brown, photo author Neon Tommy, source Wikimedia Jerry Brown, photo author Neon Tommy, source Wikimedia

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown has a plan to combat climate change, and to help the State of California absorb an extra 10 million residents: Implement space ship like closed system recycling of waste water, such as urine, to allow the water to be recycled repeatedly.

According to Brown;

“We are altering this planet with this incredible power of science, technology and economic advance,” Brown said. “You have to find a more elegant way of relating to material things. You have to use them with greater sensitivity and sophistication.”

Brown said that, as California struggles to meet a mandatory 25 percent reduction in urban water use, technology would provide long-term solutions, including capturing stormwater runoff and recycling water numerous times.

“The metaphor is spaceship Earth,” Brown said. “In a spaceship you reuse everything. Well, we’re in space and…

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About Russ Steele

Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.
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2 Responses to Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown’s plan to recycle urine

  1. Todd Juvinall says:

    Looks like the State of California is using the last bit of our water to put out fires they start. Jeeze, what a bunch f brilliant people we have in charge of us.


  2. Todd Juvinall says:

    Well Jerry is truly a amazing recycler!

    I remember reading that Napoleon collected urine from the farms of France to gain the nitrogen for gun powder or some other weapons. Jerry Brown can spread his on the plants in his garden.


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