A particularly attentive reader writes to me to tell me that he was slightly startled when he read, in La Croix last Friday, this admittedly problematic sentence: “The Head of State has unveiled some fifty measures aimed at prepare for this summer’s drought. “Preparing for a drought, is that really reasonable? It is as if we decided to prepare for the next fires or the next floods. Even, why not, a nuclear conflict.
Wouldn’t it be a question, rather, of preparing for it, by taking the appropriate measures today? At the same time, the idea of preparing for a drought is quite stimulating, as long as you put your imagination to work, by asking this question: how would you go about preparing for a mega drought, of the drought kind from drought, massive, total, and, for that matter, downright devastating?
Certainly, we are already proving our efficiency and our creativity in this area, by doing everything necessary to promote droughts. But we are talking here about a leap that is both quantitative and qualitative: doing everything we already do, but worse, much more efficient. In my opinion, we have what it takes to get there, as it is true that when we want, we can. And so, thanks to adequate preparation, next summer’s drought should break all records, provided that the 50 measures announced by the Head of State are scrupulously applied.