California’s drought has huge economic implications

Beyond the really scary looking pictures of California’s water running out, the drought has much wider implications than it may first appear. California is gorgeous, and known for those qualities, but is also known for massive agricultural output, which requires a lot of water. More than pistachios and fruit, California also produces huge amounts of vegetables and much of the food that the rest of the US eats, and some of what the country exports. So California’s drought is more than California’s problem, and is merely a symptom of water overuse and climate change.

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