The Worried West

The five-year dry spell in the western U.S. may be climatic norm instead of a passing drought. Was the rapid development of the western states a "colossal miscalculation?"
May 3, 2004, 10am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Those who worry most about the future of the West — politicians, scientists, business leaders, city planners and environmentalists — are increasingly realizing that a world of eternally blue skies and meager mountain snowpacks may not be a passing phenomenon but rather the return of a harsh climatic norm... one of the biggest growth spurts in the nation's history — may have been based on a colossal miscalculation."

Thanks to Michael Buser

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Published on Sunday, May 2, 2004 in The New York Times
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