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Water: Southwest Coalition Statement of Commitment and Call for Allies

            Whiskey’s for drinking, water’s for fighting over. —Mark Twain More than any other area of North America, the Southwest faces water shortages just as demands for water increase. These colliding forces are inevitable products of industrial civilization. Deep Green Resistance chapters across the Southwest recognize the imminent catastrophe. We view the protection of ground … Continue reading Water: Southwest Coalition Statement of Commitment and Call for Allies

Aspen trees in La Sals stricken with leaf blight

Editor’s note: Ongoing climate change and drought due to industrial civilization are having a cumulative negative effect on aspen trees of the intermountain west.  The world we live in is changing right before our eyes.   by Eric Trenbeath, Moab Sun News September 19, 2015 Golden quaking aspen leaves won’t be making an especially grand appearance … Continue reading Aspen trees in La Sals stricken with leaf blight

Cliff Mass, Scientific Lies, and the New Climate Deniers

Cliff Mass is a Professor in the Atmospheric Sciences Department at the University of Washington, and something of a regional weather celebrity. His popular blog is widely read for its accessible explanations of complex local weather events in the southern Salish Sea, and he has been an on-again off-again commentator on local Public Radio stations. … Continue reading Cliff Mass, Scientific Lies, and the New Climate Deniers

Colorado’s water plan: an end to mega projects?

Apparently, Colorado has a new water plan. Plans are good. This is cold comfort, though, given that the plan only addresses new ‘supply projects’.  We know the Colorado River is already 100% allocated (a tiny bit of industrial civilization insanity in and of itself); this article, from High Country News, projects an additional 5 million residents … Continue reading Colorado’s water plan: an end to mega projects?

The Drying of the Colorado River Basin

Perhaps more than any other area of North America, the American Southwest faces water shortages, just as demands for water increase. These colliding forces both owe their existence to industrial civilization. Deep Green Resistance chapters across the Southwest recognize the imminent catastrophe and view the preservation of our natural water supplies and systems, and the … Continue reading The Drying of the Colorado River Basin

Drought in Washington / Shelter-Building Workshop

This past weekend, we hosted a shelter-building workshop to work on outdoor skills, grow our connection to Earth, and build community. It was a small event but we had a great time. The photo here shows what we built at the base of a mother Cedar tree. — Editorial note: this poem by our good … Continue reading Drought in Washington / Shelter-Building Workshop

Nine States Report Record Low Snowpack

By Cole  Mellino, for Ecowatch California gets most of the attention in drought news coverage because so much of the state is in exceptional drought—the highest level—but 72 percent of the Western U.S. is experiencing drought conditions, according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor data. 72 percent of the West is experiencing drought conditions and 25 percent is … Continue reading Nine States Report Record Low Snowpack

A Slow-Motion Colorado River Disaster

Original article by Craig Mackey, Los Angeles Times On Aug. 7, the head of the Southern Nevada Water Authority called for federal disaster relief to address the consequences of water scarcity in the Colorado River system. On Friday, the Bureau of Reclamation announced it would be forced to cut the flow of water into Lake … Continue reading A Slow-Motion Colorado River Disaster

NASA says climate change is devastating Amazon rainforest

By NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory An area of the Amazon rainforest twice the size of California continues to suffer from the effects of a megadrought that began in 2005, finds a new NASA-led study. These results, together with observed recurrences of droughts every few years and associated damage to the forests in southern and western … Continue reading NASA says climate change is devastating Amazon rainforest