1 Drought-What is it/Why
Maybe you may have noticed; that it has been dry lately:
· Little rain.
· Few tornados
· Few Hurricanes
· Above average temperatures
· Higher prices for food.
· And a lot more.
Well this dryness is called: Drought. OK, you may be wondering what Drought is: Here is what Wikipedia has to say about it:
Drought is an extended period when a region receives a deficiency in its water supply, whether atmospheric, surface or ground water. A drought can last for months or years, or may be declared after as few as 15 days. Generally, this occurs when a region receives consistently below average precipitation. It can have a substantial impact on the ecosystem and agriculture of the affected region. Although droughts can persist for several years, even a short, intense drought can cause significant damage and harm to the local economy. Annual dry seasons in the tropics significantly increase the chances of a drought developing and subsequent brush fires. Periods of heat can significantly worsen drought conditions by hastening evaporation of water vapor.
OK, but to me it’s just pain dry. Let’s see what Science and Wikipedia has to say about what causes Drought:
Drought can be triggered by a high level of reflected sunlight and above average prevalence of high pressure systems, winds carrying continental, rather than oceanic air masses, and ridges of high pressure areas aloft can prevent or restrict the developing of thunderstorm activity or rainfall over one certain region. Once a region is within drought, feedback mechanisms such as local arid air, hot conditions which can promote warm core ridging, and minimal evapotranspiration can worsen drought conditions.
It seems to me, by this explanation: that drought is caused by a bad environment/weather. And the last time I checked, science and/or humans have not been able to control the weather and all we as humans can do is to cause the environment to go bad. So, maybe, there is a power that is not under human control, and may be in control of this environment/world.
If so we humans, have not been paying much attention to it’s influence in this world. Those few who have been trying to give the power that is in control it’s due: have called it (science) environment or (others) have called it God. I will let science and the environment and the failure of humans giving it the due it deserves – up to those who are better qualified then me to speak about our failure there.
Let’s look at what this failure causes, next.