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Great New Series on Drought in America

by Kristen Sheeran • July 30, 2012 @ 2:03 pm

The United States is experiencing its worst drought in half a century, with serious and far-reaching implications for everything from food supplies to electricity production, biofuels to property values. In an effort to raise awareness of the connection between climate change and severe drought,  the Union of Concerned Scientists has started a series of blog posts that explore the science as well as the impacts on agriculture, economics, energy, and the strain on water resources.

The first three posts in the series, can be found here:

The Enormous Costs of the 2012 Drought to American Farmers and Taxpayers, Rachel Cleetus, senior climate economist

Drought Double Whammy:  As the World Warms, U.S. Droughts Likely to be Hotter, More Damaging, Brenda Ekwurzel, climate scientist and assistant director of climate research and analysis

2012 U.S. Drought and Heat Expose Electricity Supply Risks, Erika Spanger-Siegfried, senior analyst

There will be a total of about 10 posts over the next three weeks. You can subscribe to 2012 Drought in America blog feed to receive notification when the next post is published.

 

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