Monitoring Drought In The U.S.
U.S. Drought Monitor
Other Drought Monitoring Tools
National Drought Mitigation Center
Sorry for the lack of entries in the last week. I have been busy with work and other business, but I have not forgotten about the environmental plight of our world currently especially regarding the affects of drought and water scarcity.
Starting next week for as much time as I can put aside, I will try to post information about drought around the world, it's causes, and information that people can access regarding drought conditions.
Drought is an insidious condition that leads to water shortages and famine and kills millions of people. It is something we must now focus more attention to also in relation to higher temperatures and glacier melt that are taking necessary fresh water resources away from billions of people around the world.
I started this by posting a drought map of the United States to show those who think that drought is only a problem faced on the other side of the world that we are not impervious to its affects. As the current severe and devastating droughts in Australia and Africa illustrate, this is a condition we can no longer ignore.