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The Drought – A Slow-Motion Meteorological Catastrophe

The Drought – A Slow-Motion Meteorological Catastrophe

By Charles Pierce, Esquire

27 July 12

 

he ongoing drought in the United States is one of the most consequential — and underreported — stories of the past five years. It affects almost every aspect of human life, from food and water to public safety, as cash-strapped states and cities and towns try to deal with massive wildfires, and the conditions are almost assuredly a result of, and exacerbated by, the global climate crisis the existence of which one entire half of our political spectrum is dedicated to denying. And there are new stories every day, and every one of them is worse than the one before.

via The Drought – A Slow-Motion Meteorological Catastrophe.

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