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Unprecedented Drought Produces California ‘Firenado’

California faces unprecedented drought and Texas may be in for its third-driest season in the last 500 years, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. In California, “a remarkable 100% of the state is experiencing ‘severe drought’ (or worse)—which is a ‘Dust Bowl’ level of soil moisture. Virtually the entire breadbasket of California is in extreme to exceptional drought,” writes Romm, editor of the renowned Climate Progress [1] blog. “The drought is expected to raise prices of fruits and vegetables, including avocados and lettuce—as much as 34%.”

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