Drought


Turmoil Around the Mediterranean Shores Illustrates Urgency of Climate Change Impacts

The risk of demographic and political impacts of climate change has recently started to gain attention, though the issue is still framed as a future possibility.  For example, when announcing the release the Climate Change Adaption Roadmap, then Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel  stated that “among the future trends that will impact our national security is…


Iowa, Nebraska to get federal disaster funds for storm damage. Washington Ranchers lose hundreds of cattle, grass lands to wildfires

The Disaster Map is on the rock’n’roll across the nation from flooding and tornadoes in the Midwest to drought and massive wildfires out west. And of course from New Orleans to NYC we’re just waiting on the next hurricane. Disaster costs our nation money. These disaster declarations release funding and resources. They are necessary, they…


Drought Task Force: Climate Change Not To Blame ~Farm Futures

Despite ongoing discussion that drought is strong indicator of climate change, a federal study released this spring by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says last year’s drought was not instigated by climate change, but by a reduction in moisture coming in from the Gulf of Mexico. The report authors point to two specific reasons…