We often hear it said that climate change is too abstract to win the support needed to effectively combat it.
Articles: drought (12)
NASA's new report on the likelihood of megadrought in the Central and Western United States is a harsh yet timely wake-up call for cities.
It has been much debated whether climate change has been at work across California – and the western United States more generally.
A cold Arctic air mass swept southward across the high plains last Tuesday, its 50 mph winds dropping temperatures by 50 degrees overnight. Blowing over drought-parched farm soil, the wind created a huge dust storm in eastern Colorado, visible in striking photographs from space.
For those who take the long view, there are bigger ideas to achieve resilience in the face of extreme weather.
When you think about the necessity of water in agriculture, fruit trees, row crops, and cattle probably come to mind, but you might not think about bees.
The climate change denialists have pretty much given up on the idea that there is no climate change or that it is good for us. So, they're down to arguing that it won't be that bad and we should just adapt.
It’s called “whiplash weather” and that is certainly what’s happened where I live...the rains have largely stopped. August has been dry...So, should I cheer or jeer the wildflowers?
I’m sure you all remember the new colour that had to be created by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology for the weather maps when they maxed out above 50oC
We're not the first people on the planet ever to experience climate stress. In the overheating, increasingly parched American Southwest, which has been experiencing rising temperatures, spreading drought conditions, and record wildfires, there is an ancient history of staggering …