I was drinking in the surroundings: Air so crisp you could snap it with your fingers...
Wendy Delsol, Stork
But if we continue down the same path, the landscape will be different for those who follow...
Excerpt from February 13, 2015 NASA report
"Carbon emissions could dramatically increase risk of U.S. megadroughts"
by Steve Cole and Leslie McCarthy
"Natural droughts like the 1930s Dust Bowl and the current drought in the Southwest have historically lasted maybe a decade or a little less," said Ben Cook, climate scientist at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University in New York City, and lead author of the study. "What these results are saying is we're going to get a drought similar to those events, but it is probably going to last at least 30 to 35 years."