Large parts of the Southwest are drier than they were during the 1930s Dust Bowl. And the latest science says unrestricted carbon pollution will make this a near-permanent situation post-2050 in a growing portion of this country and around the world -- for a thousand years or more.
The epic drought in California actually worsened this week, setting up “unprecedented” fire conditions and even spawning a fire tornado. At the same time, the drought in Texas may become the third worst in the last 500 years (!) -- with worse to come thanks to climate change.
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The National Climate Assessment is the definitive analysis of current and future impacts of carbon pollution on the United States. The picture it paints is stark: Continued inaction will devastate much of the arable land of the nation’s breadbasket — and ruin a livable climate for most Americans.