The reality is that this drought is not just happening this year. The drought really began 30 years ago in the south west and Rocky Mountains and has been building since then. Of course it didn't help the chemical farmers and the big cities of the west coast drained of the Colorado river, Lake Mead and the Oglala Aquifer. And the ridiculous practice of clear cut logging in the Rockies and grinding those trees into paper for three generations has destroyed the natural moisture bank our forests once provided.
We are literally watching the results of two centuries of careless exploitation and destruction of the richest resources America had before we white folks came and applied our twisted perverted christian industrial complex.
Man does not have dominion over earth! The earth has dominion over man!
This headline from CNN is completely misleading and they're using the wrong drought map.
Farmers suffer as soaring temperatures worsen drought in Midwest
Drought Disaster Declared in 1016 Counties in 26 States by USDA
link to www.dailykos.com
Federal agency declares drought disaster in Utah, 25 other states
link to www.sltrib.com
This is the proper drought map to keep track of how screwed we are.
U.S. Drought Monitor.
Scientists attribute extreme weather to man-made climate change
link to www.guardian.co.uk