The Megadrought Paradigm

Outlet: Water Efficiency

December 6, 2011

Are extreme droughts the new reality? According to an article in Salon, the Southwest has experienced one of its driest years on record and, “as of summer’s end, 2011 was the driest year in 117 years of record keeping for New Mexico, Texas, and Louisiana, and the second driest for Oklahoma.” The result of these extreme droughts: rising temps, record heat, and lots and lots of wildfires. So are we on our way towards a second coming of the Dust Bowl? Well, it’s certainly looking grim…

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