Remember how everybody used to smoke? (Does not apply if you're a millennial; watch Mad Men and you'll get the idea.) Now hardly anybody smokes. I even used to smoke and I quit. One thing that happened is that everybody who smoked died. Also, people started looking at smoking as gross and nobody wanted to be around it.
By now, you know that almonds take a gallon of water APIECE to grow. Think about how much water we could save if people stopped eating almonds! So here's my idea: a massive PR campaign making almond eating as shameful as smoking.
Here's a few I threw together just to get us started.
(Quick note, I haven't registered Noalmonds.com yet, somebody better get on that before Big Almond swipes it out from under us.)
We'll also need to lobby local governments to set up NO ALMOND ZONES in restaurants and bars. "Almond consumption only in designated areas," like by the compost bin.
Might take 15-20 years, but we can make almond eating so repulsive and shameful only West Virginians will do it.