For Americans to successfully survive long term in the “desert” southwest requires an incredible paradigm shift in how we utilize WATER…

…For Americans to successfully survive long term in the “desert” southwest requires an incredible paradigm shift in how we utilize WATER...

…Really proliferation of golf courses and artificial lakes and green lawns in an area under extreme drought conditions … this makes sense… hello…???

 

AMERICAN WEST

In the U.S. Southwest, ‘Drought’ Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story

 

 

 

Emily Benson,  Assistant Editor, High Country News

 

Drought and wildfires across the U.S. Southwest this summer are a preview of what’s ahead in the decades to come. A shift to hotter, drier weather will also require a change in mind-set for the region’s residents.

 

 

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