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  1. Alternative Press Annual 1984, The
    Resource Type: Book
  2. American drought: California's crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    California is undergoing its worst drought in a generation. Chris McGreal explains how it is affecting the state.
  3. Broken Heartland
    The looming collapse of agriculture on the Great Plains

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Today, the idea of a return to nature, which a pair of academics named Frank and Deborah Popper, first described twenty five years ago in a scholarly article entitled "The Great Plains: From Dust to Dust," has become central to almost any conversation about the region's future.
  4. California drought: agribusiness, fracking untouched by water rationing
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    California has responded to the drought by rationing water, with $500 fines for domestic 'water wasters'. But agribusiness and water-intensive industries like fracking remain untouched by the restrictions, even though they consume over 90% of the state's water.
  5. Drought
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 2011
    As a result of the persistent drought, an entire community prepares for an inevitable exodus from their homeland in northern Mexico.
  6. Everybody Loves a Good Drought
    Stories from India's Poorest Districts

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1996
    P. Sainath devoted 2½ years to visiting and recording the realities - delving into the fundamentals, the why of the realities - in India's 10 poorest districts.
  7. Field Notes from a Catastrophe
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2006
    A readable account of the development of the science of global warming, alongside shocking vignettes that demonstrate the rapidly altering effects climate change is having on our world.
  8. A Great Aridness
    Climate Change and the Future of the American Southwest

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2011
    In A Great Aridness, William deBuys paints a compelling picture of what the Southwest might look like when the heat turns up and the water runs out. This semi-arid land, vulnerable to water shortages, rising temperatures, wildfires, and a host of other environmental challenges, is poised to bear the heaviest consequences of global environmental change in the United States.
  9. Harper's Worst Offense against Refugees May Be His Climate Record
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The Middle East drought between 2006 and 2011 was without precedent since modern record keeping, killing over 80 per cent of livestock and driving up local food prices. Already poor populations had to contend with higher temperatures that dried soil and failed rains during the normally wet season due to weaker winds from the Mediterranean. A key long-term driver of this unfolding humanitarian catastrophe is climate change. And on that front, Canada’s record of contributing to this crisis is far more significant than our wretched record so far in resettling Syrian refugees.
  10. The Heat Is On
    The Climate Crisis, The Cover-up, The Prescription

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1997
    A book discussing the ever-worsening threat of global climate change.
  11. Helping drought-stricken farmers requires recognising global warming and planning
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2018
    All of NSW has now officially been declared to be in drought, and 57% of Queensland has officially entered its sixth year of the current drought (though there has been little real change from when 88% was declared to be in drought in March 2017).Droughts keep getting worse, and the changing climate means they will continue to do so.The Coalition's "solutions" start with denying that climate change is real.
  12. In Palliser's Triangle
    Living in the Grasslands 1850-1930

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1995
    Potyondi asks: Should the Grasslands have been farmed at all? The book describes how westerners changed the grasslands.
  13. IS and climate change - an inconvenient truth for Republicans
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    US Democratic presidential contender Martin O’Malley sparked controversy last month by saying that the conditions for the rise of the so-called Islamic State (IS, also known as Isil, Isis or Da'esh) were set by the impact on Syria of climate change, which drove farmers from their land into slums around cities and created extreme poverty.
  14. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - September 10, 2015
    Labour Day issue

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2015
    Labour Day issue, with articles examining the relentless pressure put on workers to work ever longer hours, at the cost of their health and family life; anti-worker legislation, Zapatista popular education, and the Greek crisis.
  15. The Politics of the California Drought
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    As if in compensation for a historic drought, California is being deluged by expressions of grim satisfaction that it is finally getting its comeuppance for environmental sins. Judgement was especially swift after California Gov. Jerry Brown imposed a 25 percent reduction in water usage for urban areas. The media asked if this is "The End of California?", as well as declaring "So Long, California," and "Dust Bowl 2.0."
  16. A Short History of Progress
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2004
    If the population growth, consumption of resources, and technological advances continue according to the trend of the twentieth century, at the expense of the earth, the outcome may be disastrous.
  17. Think California's drought is bad? Try Palestine's
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    While Israelis water their lawns, irrigate crops and swim in Olympic-sized pools, Palestinian communities a few kilometers away face drought and water scarcity issues. Their roughly equal proximity to water resources theoretically allows for equal consumption.

Experts on Drought in the Sources Directory

  1. African Union
  2. World Meterological Organization

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