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Mass die-offs from human impact and planetary response to the assault could occur by early 2016

United States: Drought Persists

Posted by feww on November 16, 2012

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[November 16, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events

U.S. Drought persists despite rain: Drought Monitor

As of November 13, about ¾ of contiguous United States remains Abnormally Dry or worse  according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.


U.S. Drought Map, November 13, 2012. Released by US Drought Monitor on November 15, 2012.


U.S. Rain Map: Total precipitation (inches),  4 – 10 Nov 2012.

Highlights from November Drought Update (CPC/NOAA)

  • Drought impacts to persist into winter and spring
  • Mississippi River barge traffic being impacted by low flows above the Ohio River
  • Severe impacts on agriculture, water supplies, river transportation and energy sectors expected if drought persists into next year
  • 36% of  lower 48 currently in severe or worse drought
  • Exceptional to Extreme Drought persists in Wyoming, Colorado, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas
  • Extreme Drought persists in parts of Minnesota and Iowa
  • 53% of Midwest still in the Moderate to Exceptional range – substantial improvements across the east
  • 2012 remains the worst agricultural drought since 1988

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