Climate Change

Published on July 24th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan

2012: 6th Most Severe Drought in US History

In case you didn’t notice, the US has been slammed by drought and heat waves recently. Well, it seems that the drought is climbing high on the records list. Here’s more from sister site Blue Living Ideas:

2012 – The Sixth Most Severe Drought in United States History (via Blue Living Ideas)

The current drought is the sixth most severe drought in the United States. The drought is affecting vegetation, including crops. The map above shows “vegetation anomaly” for Jun 25-Jul 10, 2012, compared with the same dates between 2002 and 2012. The darker the brown, the less vegetation coverage…


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