Alabama is in the midst of a brutal, Biblical drought. Click on the map on right, which shows that more than 40% of the state is suffering exceptional drought (brown) and nearly 90% of the state is suffering severe drought (orange or darker).
So what is the strategy of Governor Bob Riley? As the Birmingham News reports today: “The governor issued a proclamation calling for a week of prayer for rain, beginning Saturday.”
Given that global warming is going to make these brutal droughts more common and more severe in the coming decades, perhaps the governor should be joining California and other states in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.