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The Greatest Water Crisis In The History Of Civilization: Coming To The American West?

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The Greatest Water Crisis In The History Of Civilization: Coming To The American West?

"Consider it a taste of the future: the fire, smoke, drought, dust, and heat that have made life unpleasant, if not dangerous, from Louisiana to Los Angeles. New records tell the tale: biggest wildfire ever recorded in Arizona (538,049 acres), biggest fire ever in New Mexico (156,600 acres), all-time worst fire year in Texas history (3,697,000 acres).

The fires were a function of drought. As of summer’s end, 2011 was the driest year in 117 years of record keeping for New Mexico, Texas, and Louisiana, and the second driest for Oklahoma. Those fires also resulted from record heat. It was the hottest summer ever recorded for New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana, as well as the hottest August ever for those states, plus Arizona and Colorado.

Virtually every city in the region experienced unprecedented temperatures, with Phoenix, as usual, leading the march toward unlivability. This past summe…

Climate Extremes-2011 part three

Human forcings on the hydrologic cycle are now having an effect on more extreme precipitation events around the globe. This video picks up where Part One left off. 2012 cannot be another year like 2011 and previous years in regards to silence. Denial will not get us through this.