#Holy Shade Balls

“Water is life’s matter and matrix,
mother and medium.
There is no life without water.”
Albert Szent-Györgyi de Nagyrápolt

Holy Shade Balls, Batman

Shade balls released into the Los Angeles Reservoir.

Unless you live on another planet, you must know that California is in a serious drought.

To combat the four years of drought, officials have released 96 million plastic balls. These plastic balls, shade balls as they are commonly known, are small black orbs that float atop the water creating shade to keep the water from evaporating.

The shade balls also help block sunlight and UV rays that promote algae growth, which would help keep the city’s drinking water safe. The balls slow the rate of evaporation, which drains California water supply of about 300 million gallons a year.

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power said the balls are expected to safely float in the water without emitting dangerous chemicals.

Apparently, the black orbs are not new to California. They have been used for almost seven years. But, due to their name they are receiving huge attention from social media users. #Holy Shade Balls.

Shine On

16 thoughts on “#Holy Shade Balls

  1. So sad that the human race or, maybe better, the industrial nations, are not able to stop climate change. A lot of species will not exist anymore in a couple of years. Or move elsewhere. Just like a lot of humans, who will become or are already refugees… It´s like in the prophecy of the Cree. Really sad. We can only pray that the world´s leaders overcome selfishness and ingnorance soon!

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      • Or at least make provisions for when the rains do fall. I was in SoCal before, and the waters that ran through LA were fierce after a big rainfall. But, much of the water was lost to the ocean. I hope that the drought ends soon – so much of the US is dependent on California agriculture.


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