Mega droughts lasting decades will likely grip the Western half of the United States by the end of the century, according to NASA scientists. The cause: climate change.
If carbon emissions are not reduced dramatically now, people in states from California to Kansas could experience conditions far worse than those of the 10-year Dust Bowl.
Reduced precipitation and soaring temperatures will likely cause water reservoirs to dry up, threatening drinking water supplies for millions of Americans and agricultural production that feeds the world.
World leaders will convene in December to hammer out agreements to address climate change. Between now and then President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry must forcefully advocate at home and abroad for dramatic action to avert catastrophic droughts and threats from climate change.
This is an unprecedented danger, and it requires an unprecedented public response. Urge President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry to do everything in their power to reduce US carbon emissions and push international leaders to do the same in the lead-up to the December 2015 meeting on climate change.