Drought in the Western US up to and including Level D4 – the highest form of degradation (NOAA)
Compare to the Prediction of Drought and Desert-Creation by 2100
This is the “Business As Usual” Model for economic growth – no change in fossil fuel burning. The base year is 1981. The end year is 2100.
Crop Suitability is green to desert for the most part….
Here is the article upon which MapX bases this chart…