posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 12:04 AM
I'll start off by saying that vice news featured Louisiana sinkholes on part 2 of it's documentary on American water crisis.
I don't particularly like the author of the documentary, but I think the issues he raises are valid. Much of the sinkhole problems are contributed to
the over-exploitation of the fresh water aquifers in Louisiana. It's easy to blame the corporations for pumping out too much ground water, but it is
just to service the residents of Louisiana. Either the consumption of fresh water must go down or other fresh water resources must be made accessible
and competitive, or else sink holes will continue to be a problem.
In my opinion, this sinkhole story is the consequence of the lifestyle of the residence, and it will just get worse until they realize the problem and
change their behavior. I don't think it is necessarily a natural cycle or a sign of the end of the world, but I think it is another problem caused by
human ignorance and selfishness.