WATER WARS….Remember that stuff about how the third world is going to get hit by global warming before us rich folks? Apparently that’s not completely the case:
The driest periods of the last century — the Dust Bowl of the 1930s and the droughts of the 1950s — may become the norm in the Southwest United States within decades because of global warming, according to a study released Thursday.
….The study, published online in the journal Science, predicted a permanent drought by 2050 throughout the Southwest — one of the fastest-growing regions in the nation.
….”This is a situation that is going to cause water wars,” said Kevin Trenberth, a scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo.
I guess that leaves us Californians no choice: it’s time to declare war on Arizona. And Las Vegas. All we need now is a good excuse.