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Drought threatens 2013 Midwestern food crops
01-29-2013, 04:03 PM
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Drought threatens 2013 Midwestern food crops
The big storms like Sandy get more attention, but climate change will make droughts worse as well. I've always said that if people don't start dealing with the problem soon enough, they finally will when it effects the food supply.

In 2013, Drought Is Worsening In Midwest And Plains States, Despite U.S. Winter Weather

Quote:Without rain or heavy snow before spring, millions of acres of wheat could be ruined while corn and soybean seedings could be threatened in the western Midwest, meteorologists and other crop experts have said. A climatology report issued last Thursday said there were no signs of improvement for Kansas or neighboring farm states.

Roughly 57.64 percent of the contiguous United States was in at least "moderate" drought as of Jan. 22, an improvement from 58.87 percent a week earlier, according to last Thursday's Drought Monitor report by a consortium of federal and state climatology experts.

But the worst level of drought, dubbed "exceptional," expanded slightly to 6.36 percent from 6.31 percent of the country.
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01-31-2013, 03:27 PM
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RE: Drought threatens 2013 Midwestern food crops
It's not just the midwest. It's been extraordinarily dry in the southwest for many years now.
Only a matter of time til we have water wars.

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