|Global Drought Monitor July 2012 Source: http://drought.mssl.ucl.ac.uk/drought.html|
Common Dreams, July 23, 2012
In addition to the ongoing drought in the United States, experts warn that the potential for a worldwide food crisis is heightened by extreme and erratic weather across the globe.
Extreme Drought Areas in US Nearly Triple in One Week
Mat McDermott, Treehugger, 27 July 2012
The drought gets worse: The US Drought Monitor reports that areas on the nation under extreme drought conditions in key agricultural states has tripled in the past week. Furthermore, the amount of land experiencing drought conditions more broadly has increased to nearly two-thirds of the nation, up from 56% just a week ago.
When National Climate Disasters Go Global: On Drought, Food, And Global Insecurity