California is in its third year of a record-setting drought, and in April every last inch of the state was classified as being in “moderate” to “exceptional” drought. A new study shows a way the Golden State can adapt.
If we continue listening to the voices of denial and delay and disinformation, we'll assuring everyone ultimately becomes a veteran of the growing number of climate-related conflicts. Our most necessary fight today is a WWII-scale and a WWII-style effort to address the problem.
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.