The American Southwest: A Disaster in Ultra Slo-Mo

Desertification is a disaster in ultra slo-mo, which is why the drying up of the American Southwest has gotten perhaps 1/25th the coverage of Katrina. The New York Times features the issue in the Sunday magazine, with a superb cover picture by Simon Norfolk. Writer Dan Gertner appears to have spent most of his timeContinue reading “The American Southwest: A Disaster in Ultra Slo-Mo”

NO MORE WATER: Scientists, Oak Trees Predict Drought

After an unusually dry winter, experts in climate and weather are predicting drought for Ventura County and Southern California.         Southern California experienced the driest fall and winter in over a century, according to the National Oceanographic and Atrmospheric Administration, and the drought is expected to continue and widen across the region. Continue reading “NO MORE WATER: Scientists, Oak Trees Predict Drought”