A new study points to strong evidence that the Southwest is in an extended drought akin to the Dust Bowl period, and that these drought conditions might be permanent, largely due to global warming, reports the Los Angeles Times in a lead story.
The implications for agriculture and cities in the Southwest are serious and staggering.
"There are going to be some tough decisions on how to allocate water," said Richard Seager, the lead scientist in the study. "Is it going to be the cities, or is it going to be agriculture?"
More evidence that warming is hitting close to home and can’t be ignored by Kansas policymakers.
Posted by Randy Scholfield
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