July 8, 2021

Featured in The Independent

Climate Change is Here, Now

Natural disasters claim victims each year. While scenes of water spilling onto roadways or homes with rooftops torn off make the nightly news, another force of nature is responsible for more deaths.

Heat.

June 24, 2021

Featured in The Press Democrat

These are the California Crops That Use the Most Water

When discussing the drought, the question of which crops use the most water comes up a lot.

A Pacific Institute analysis of California Department of Water Resources data sheds light on the state’s top 10 water-intensive crops in 2015, the most recent year for which the department has published water-use estimates.

June 24, 2021

Featured in The New York Times

Once Again, the Earth is Being Wrung Dry

Drought may be the sneakiest of natural disasters. Although human history teems with people engulfed by abrupt aridity — the Akkadians of four millenniums ago, the Maya in the ninth and 10th centuries A.D., the Great Plains farmers of the 1930s — even today drought is a poorly appreciated phenomenon.