By William DeKay, The Western Producer, July 20, 2017
Book’s authors hope farmers will take measures to minimize risk by understanding their vulnerability to drought
A 50-year-long drought may not be as crazy as some people think.
According to a new book, it actually happened on the Prairies and not that long ago.
And that’s not all. The book, titled Vulnerability and Adaptation to Drought, suggests that droughts will become longer and more severe on the Prairies in the future.
“We dodged the bullet in the 20th century compared to previous centuries,” said James Warren, professor at the University of Regina.