William Shatner, the 84 year old former Star Trek Captain and Hollywood legend, is boldly suggesting a radical solution for California’s drought problem as well as its Electoral system.
The icon known as Captain James T. Kirk, of Star Trek fame has announced his plans to rescue California from drought, while at the same time utilizing new online opportunities to affect the Electoral system.
His visionary insight into universal human/non-human problems lead him to make the following announcement:
“So I’m starting a Kickstarter campaign. I want $30 billion … to build a pipeline like the Alaska pipeline. Say, from Seattle — a place where there’s a lot of water. There’s too much water. How bad would it be to get a large, 4-foot pipeline, keep it above ground — because if it leaks, you’re irrigating!”
Shatner could also use the money raised from Kickstarter to vote for nominated politicians, who would achieve his vision. The universal icon has millions of fans on earth.
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) April 19, 2015
Yahoo Tech reports:
“California’s in the midst of a 4-year-old drought,” he said. “They tell us there’s a year’s supply of water left. If it doesn’t rain next year, what do 20 million people in the breadbasket of the world do? In a place that’s the fifth-largest GDP — if California were a country, it’d be fifth in line — we’re about to be arid! What do you do about it?”
Here’s the plan:
“So I’m starting a Kickstarter campaign. I want $30 billion … to build a pipeline like the Alaska pipeline. Say, from Seattle — a place where there’s a lot of water. There’s too much water. How bad would it be to get a large, 4-foot pipeline, keep it aboveground — because if it leaks, you’re irrigating!”
And where would this water pipeline go?
“Bring it down here and fill one of our lakes! Lake Mead!”
I was a little skeptical. It didn’t sound doable. The political hassles, the fights with local towns, the environmental impact…
“No, it’s simple,” Shatner replied. “They did it in Alaska — why can’t they do it along Highway 5? This whole area’s about to go under!”
Shatner conceded that even if he’s not able to raise the money, the effort will at least raise consciousness about the severity of California’s drought.
“If I don’t make 30 billion, I’ll give the money to a politician who says, ‘I’ll build it.’ Obviously, it’s to raise awareness that something more than just closing your tap … so why not a pipeline?”