Watch Drought Take Over the Entire State of California in One GIF

The National Drought Mitigation Center

It started off bad, then it got worse. And then it got much, much worse.

This Is How Much America Spends Putting Out Wildfires

Fire crews burn out an area at the Shirley Fire near Lake Isabella, Calif., on Sunday. Stuart Palley/ZUMA

As California burns, the way the feds fight wildfires doesn’t jibe with the reality of climate change.

America Could Soon Face More Days of “Extreme Rainfall”

NOAA

Global warming means more heavy rainfall…and more drought.

Climate Change “Very Evident,” So Let’s Deal With It, World Panel Says

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The next IPCC report will address the impacts of global warming.

It Takes How Much Water to Grow an Almond?!

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Why California’s drought is a disaster for your favorite fruits, vegetables, and nuts.

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