Bone-Dry conditions across nearly a third of the lower 48 states are leading some farmers to run their wells dry to irrigate fields…and forcing ranchers to sell off entire herds of cattle.
From Florida to Arizona, a drought has reached historic levels in the U.S.
Weâ€™re not alone. Around the globe, drought conditions are causing famine in the horn of Africa, in England and elsewhere.
What causes drought and why does it persist? We’ll discuss this and more today on All Sides with Ann Fisher.
- Jeffrey C. Rogers (State of Ohio Climatologist and OSU Geography Professor)
- Brian Fuchs (Climatologist, National Drought Mitigation Center)
- Joy Portella (Communications Director, Mercy Corps)