Tag Archives: drought

Oklahoma, where the denial comes right before the drought

I lived in Oklahoma, a half-hour’s commute from Tinker Air Force Base, where I was assigned, for nearly three years in the 80s. When I saw and read this article, I just had to share it here. So read it and then remember that Oklahoma is represented by denier-in-chief James Inhofe in the U.S. Senate. Whatta champ. Well isn’t he?

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How climate change may have worsened U.S. drought

There is little surprise in this, at least to people who are well-read on the science fo climate change. In any case, this article explores what apparently worsened the drought.

Drought costs homeowners as foundations crack

And the drought that has gripped Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and other chunks of the Central Plains is connected to the human-caused changing of Earth’s climate. Yes, it is true. Read about the drought in Nebraska.

Running out of water – across the nation

Americans, especially in the southern Great Plains states, are finding out the hard way just how valuable water is to life today. It’s not pretty, but the descriptions in this article are full of grit and despair.

A closer look at extreme drought in a warming climate

I once lived, for nearly three years, in central Oklahoma while serving at Tinker Air Force Base outside Oklahoma City. The neighborhood in which my late wife and I bought our first home was destroyed a decade or so later by a tornado. In any case, humanity can expect more extreme weather as we alter our planet’s climate. And let’s remember this: Earth is the only planet we have to live on. The headline above goes over this article.

The 10-year forecast: Drought

That’s the NY Times’s headline over this article. Here in Williston, Vt., it just rained again, another half-inch at least, with lightning and thunder accompaniment. But I can believe the climate forecast calls for drought. I once lived in Oklahoma. And before that in Texas. Both have been hit hard lately by drought.

Weather extremes worsening and global warming is cause, paper says

The authors of the paper described in this article include Dr. James Hansen of NASA. It’s on the mark.