The West Without Water

Author: B. Lynn Ingram
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520268555
Release Date: 2013-08-01
Genre: Nature

"Documents the tumultuous climate of the American West over twenty thousand years, with tales of past droughts and deluges and predictions about the impacts of future climate change on water resources."--Back cover.

Climate Change and American Policy

Author: John R. Burch, Jr.
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9781476665276
Release Date: 2016-08-12
Genre: Political Science

Climate change has long been a contentious issue, even before its official acknowledgment as a global threat in 1979. Government policies have varied widely, from Barack Obama's dedication to environmentalism to George W. Bush's tacit minimizing of the problem to Republican officials' refusal to acknowledge the scientific evidence supporting anthropogenic climate change. Presented chronologically, this collection of important policy-shaping documents shows how the views of both advocates and deniers of climate change have developed over the past four decades.

Droughts and Crop Failure

Author: Linda Ivancic
Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 9781502638366
Release Date: 2018-07-15
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction

In the twenty-first century, droughts have become more common and more prolonged in many areas around the world. Among other effects, droughts have a significant impact on the crops that feed us. This book explores the topics of drought and crop failure throughout history and in modern times. Through detailed photographs, sidebars, and Did You Know boxes, it presents a vivid overview of droughts and crop failure around the world, examines the causes of such events, and studies key people and organizations creating new technologies that battle droughts and crop failure. Finally, this book delves into the technologies themselves, exploring their usefulness today and considering how they might be improved upon in the future.