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California Drought: The Epic Disaster That Impacts Us All

By Kerry Trueman

There’s no Oscar for Best Manmade “Natural” Disaster, but if there were, Southern California would win in a mudslide. After all, Hollywood’s movie studios have spent decades perfecting the cinematic catastrophe: earthquakes, hurricanes, avalanches, fires, floods, you name it. And don’t forget the supporting role that disasters play in many a Hollywood classic, from Bambi’s forest fire, to the drought that drives Henry Fonda west in The Grapes of Wrath, to the twister that whisks Judy Garland (and Toto) from Kansas to Oz.

But the drought-induced disaster unfolding in California right now surpasses anything we’ve ever seen on the silver screen. …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green