weaponized weather

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If the government, any government, can manipulate the weather, what does that mean for our food supply? Weaponized weather tensions could lead to a World War 3, according to some scientists. Tampering with Mother Nature is a scary thought. What if something goes wrong when the scientists attempt to make clouds pour rain during a… Read more »


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I’m guessing people in parts of the country currently digging themselves out from record snowstorms may have trouble sympathizing with those of us here in Northern California complaining of the unseasonably dry, warm winter we’re going through. Last Thursday here in Sacramento we broke the record, last set in 1884, of continuous number of days… Read more »


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Two recent events took place on opposite ends of our nation that demonstrate how our drinking water can disappear almost overnight. The first was in West Virginia last week, where residents of that state were warned their water was suddenly completely unusable: don’t cook with it, don’t wash clothes in it, don’t bathe in it,… Read more »


eFoods highway

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The severe drought that was all the news last summer is now making itself known all over again in the prices you’re paying for food this spring. As Forbes Magazine reported last September: “This year’s drought has been the worst since the 1950s. Farmland that was scorched by July was truly desiccated a month later,… Read more »


Somebody stop that kid!

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When I was visiting my husband’s grandparents in Missouri last summer, we got to hear first hand about the problems that drought was causing for the farmers. Rain had been scarce, and they were about to lose much of the corn crop due to lack of water during pollination. Scarcity like this drives up food… Read more »


Drought

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As the current U.S. drought refuses to release its stranglehold, more news articles are  making comparisons to the great droughts that fueled the dust bowl years. As journalists file these reports with more frequency, one cannot help but wonder if we truly are on a path that will return us to the dust bowl.