Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The drought, according to The Economist

Posted By on Tue, Oct 30, 2007 at 5:22 PM

While perusing the job ads in The Economist -- I think I'd make a fine general director for Doctors Without Borders, thank you very much -- I stumbled upon the latest appearance of our fair state's woes in a major publication. In its usual fashion, the anonymous author(s) ends the piece with a view into the future, and offers a subject I haven't seen broached in news reports about the drought.

The weather forecasters aren't offering much solace, either, predicting a warmer and drier winter than normal for the south-east. As for the longer term, the fear is that global warming will make droughts like these more common.

Complex issue. But one worth examining.

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