Sunday, January 19, 2014

Drought and flood plaguing U.S.

Flooding and wash-out, Vermont 15 and Cilley Hill Road in Underhill / EMILY McMANAMY/Free Press File "Kerry Emanuel, professor of atmospheric science at M.I.T., predicts an increase in the intensity and frequency of tropical cyclones as a consequence of climate disruption — the warming of the planet due to the steady increase in greenhouse gases."

(AP Photo/Pueblo Chieftain, John Jaques, file)
In addition to 12 counties in Utah, the announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday included counties in Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Kansas, Texas, Arkansas, Hawaii, Idaho, Oklahoma and California.