Drought

Andrea Germanos, staff writer
A sign on a farm trailer reading "Food grows where water flows" hangs over dry, cracked mud at the edge of a farm April 16, 2009 near Buttonwillow, California. (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images)
"We now have enough observations of current drought and tree-ring records of past drought to say that we're on the same trajectory as the worst prehistoric droughts."
Common Dreams staff
Digging for water in the Ewaso Ngiro river basin in central Kenya on April 4, 2017.
Changes in groundwater flows due to climate change could have a very long...
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Even with ambitious global efforts to limit emissions, the study warns, "the...

Further

The leaked news from this week's Japan gathering of climate scientists on the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is even worse than all the earlier climate change news that somehow - oh foolish arrogant species - has yet to effect the change it warrants: The dangers of a warming Earth are immediate and human, likely prompting hunger, disease, drought, flooding, refugees and war, and we are not prepared for any of it. The report uses one word over 5,000 times: risk. "It's not far-...

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