The American West was once referred to as a place of endless opportunity: magnificent views, rich resources, and cities somehow formed from deserts.
Now destiny has turned an obvious accident into an obvious emergency.
A scorching drought, aggravated by climate change, is driing up at an alarming rate, fueling huge wildfires and deadly heat waves that is drying up one of the nation’s most important agricultural economies.
“I’m really concerned, I’m really worried,”Joe Del Bosque
“I’m really concerned, I’m really worried,” said Joe Del Bosque, who has grown melons and other plants in the Central Valley, Calif., since 1985.
That devastating drought is not exclusive to California; it is affecting almost the entire West.