The Great North American Crop Crisis

Mexico water supply buckles on worsening drought, crops at risk

Weather forecasts warn of high temperatures portending crop damage and water supply shortages.

The carcass of a cow is seen on July 1 near the Sanalona reservoir in Mexico, which has low water levels due to a long-term drought across two-thirds of the nation [Jesus Bustamante/Reuters]
The carcass of a cow is seen on July 1 near the Sanalona reservoir in Mexico, which has low water levels due to a long-term drought across two-thirds of the nation [Jesus Bustamante/Reuters]

2 Jul 2021

A long-term drought that has hit two-thirds of Mexico is likely to worsen in coming weeks with forecasts of high temperatures and warnings of crop damage and water supply shortages on the horizon, including in the populous capital of Mexico City.

Experts are sounding the alarm that parched crops could under-produce after temperatures hit 40 degrees Celsius (104F) on June 30 in some parts of northern Mexico, including key farming areas.

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About michael burgwin

A child of the peace and antiWar movements, a Truther with self-diagnosed Opposition Defiance Disorder, formerly politically liberal tho now politically marooned, and Post-Doomer, on any issue, I trend to the conspiracy side, sort through the absurd, fantastical and insane, until I find firm ground usually located just the other side of the censorship firewall of propaganda and orthodoxy, dogma, and other either / or thinking.
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