Actually, no one politicized this until your post. No one even mentioned warming or the more loaded AGW.Originally Posted by CanadaJohn
I should have added that disclaimer in my OP as well. The string was NOT meant to be political in any way.
But what has changed now from the time of the failures of those early Native Americans and the days of Dust Bowl, is the amount of pressure on the resources despite our improved tech.
How many (relatively new) cities like LA/Las Vegas/Phoenix can be even regionally supported in a 10 yr drought?
How long is Cyclical? It could be 2/3/10 years or anything in between in some areas or perhaps, if less likely, even more.
It's been 3+ for some areas already.
If it lasts even one or two more in some areas, it's going to have huge impact on everyone.
There's no infrastructure in place to stop regional problems if they continue.
1000 years ago, Tens of Millions of Northeasterners weren't depending on Intensive agriculture of the Anasazi for their lettuce and other produce.