Water, Water, Washed Away: The Ruins in Our Future

Posted by Trish Riley, September 15, 2009

Everywhere water problems threaten to lead to water wars, while “drought refugees” flee the land and food crises escalate. It’s a nasty brew. But here’s the strange thing — one I’ve commented on before: there has been some fine reporting on each of these drought situations, but you can hunt high and low in the mainstream and not find any set of these droughts in the same piece. There’s little indication that drought might, in fact, be an increasing global problem, nor can you find anyone exploring whether the fierceness of recent droughts and their spread might, in part, be connected to climate change.

via Tomgram: Chip Ward, The Ruins in Our Future.