If you think the current drought in California is bad, take a look at what some scientists predict for the second half of this century.
A new study published in the online journal "Science Advances" predicts global warming will fuel "mega-droughts" in the Southwest and Plains states that are worse than any drought of the past 1,000 years.
Mega-droughts last for several decades, rather than years, and affect a wide area. Physical evidence shows they occurred in the American Southwest about 1,000 years ago during a warm epoch known as the Medieval Climate Anomaly. When, or whether, these droughts would return has long been a serious concern to climate scientists, says Jason Smerdon, an associate research professor at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University.
Smerdon's team compared models of future climates with historical data, and...
Many in our communities are not aware of the efforts of the car wash industry to conserve water. Sometimes when communities face water need issues there is a tendency to base decisions and rules on reactions rather than facts. Many times these misunderstandings result in decisions unfair and inappropriate to the car wash industry.
The Southwest Car Wash Association wants to be an active community partner in helping to provide correct information and assist in creating solutions to water conservation based on facts and fairness rather than on old misconceptions or misunderstandings.