dev·as·tat·ing mess1highly destructive or damaging. DROUGHT: A short piece on this California Drought
Would you like to know what sucks?? California is experiencing the longest drought we have experienced in a century and it doesn’t appear that things will be changing anytime soon. So what can we do about it? For starters we can decide to educate ourselves and those around us about what a devastating state California really is in this dev·as·tat·ing mess1highly destructive or damaging. Because we are the world’s fifth- largest supplier of food and grow 43 percent of the nation’s fruits, nuts, and vegetables (The Economics of California’s drought) this is seeminly depressing for a multitude of reasons. First off, according to The New York Posts article “Drought Will Cost California Thousands of Jobs” last year alone in 2014 17,000 farm workers lost their jobs due to the California drought. The drought currently encompasses over 98% of the state of California.
Chuck, E. & Jackson, H. California Drought: Farmers Faced With Whether to Grow Crops or Sell Water. NBC News. APR 4 2015.
Reuters. Drought will cost California thousands of farm jobs. New York Post. May 19, 2014 .