10/15/07 Drought

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The southeastern United States has been experiencing one of the most severe droughts in its history. Closer to home, Maryland is experiencing its own drought. Earlier this month, a drought watch was announced for 15 centrtal and eastern Maryland counties.

The far reaching consequences of the current drought will impact our environment, finances and force us to take a closer look at how we develop the state. Joining Marc to discuss the drought in Maryland are Dan Soder, hydrologist with the US Geological Survey, Dr. Tim Foresman, President of the International Center for Remote Sensing and Donald Boesch, President of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.

                                                                                                                              -Marcus

Related Links:

Maryland Commission on Climate Change

Our Changing Planet: The U.S. Climate Change Program

Dept. of Energy – Energy Conservation at Federal Facilities Report

An Abrupt Climate Change Scenario and Its Implications for United States National Security

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