The National Big Thirst: The Coming Drought

The National Big Thirst: The Coming Drought

Many climate experts say a serious drought is on its way — unlike anything Canadians have ever seen. What’s more, this one will last not just a few seasons, but years and years. For the Canadian prairies, and its farmers, a drought of this magnitude will be devastating. In interviews with a glaciologist, water ecologist, leading prairie climate expert and a beef farmer besieged by water trouble, The National’s Margo McDiarmid examines the very clear warning signs of drought already appearing in southern Alberta.

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