Climate change obsessives worried about rising sea levels can relax. California has found a solution. We’re gonna drink our way out of the problem. The NYT’s Justin Gillis on the 187 quintillion gallons of water lapping at California’s drought-stricken shores (and the very real plans to remove its salt).

+ The LA Times’ Michael Hiltzik on the wrong way to think about California water.

+ NPR: Beyond Almonds – A Rogue’s Gallery of Guzzlers In California’s Drought

+ “The difference between California and the world’s poorest regions is that the side effects aren’t browning fairways but diarrhea, dehydration, and tens of thousands of deaths.” Bloomberg’s Charles Kenny on the real reason Californians can’t water their lawns.