Western US in Megadrought

The consequences of our dirty energy addiction are currently on full display.

This year the West is clearly in a persistent, severe drought related to the climate crisis. As it turned out, the western United States is already in the mists of the first human-caused megadrought.

A vast region of the western United States, extending from California, Arizona and New Mexico north to Oregon and Idaho, is in the grips of the first climate change-induced megadrought observed in the past 1,200 years, a study shows. The finding means the phenomenon is no longer a threat for millions to worry about in the future, but is already here.


It is unconscionable that our legislature ignores the reality of what the climate crisis is already doing to the West, and plowing ahead with projects like the inland port that will only make it worse.