How can droughts be avoided?



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    Droughts are normal parts of climate cycles. They cannot be avoided. In many places they are regular events, even important to overall ecosystem health, perhaps.

    Having said that, the increase in the number and severity of things like droughts, blizzards, floods, etc. – the extremes of climate and weather – is certainly influenced by global climate change, a substantial portion of which is anthropogenic. Therefore, moderating those aspects of climate change that relate to human activity (by changing the human activities) MAY be able to reduce the impacts of human-caused changes, over long time frames, like decades. Don’t hold your breath, however.

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    Unfortunately droughts are very difficult if not impossible to avoid, because they are due in most part to a lack of rainfall.  However, careless consumption does play it’s part in droughts as well and there are things that we can do to help conserve water.  For example, limiting shower time, avoid washing your car and watering your lawn for long periods of time, and recycle water-re-using water when you can.

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    No not necessarily, but through cloud seeding, they can sometimes be mitigated. Though cloud seeding is not a fully developed science and treads on some tricky territory legally following the US signing a treaty prohibiting the use of weather for harmful purposes.  

    As far as I can tell, no drought has been prevented or ended through this relatively unexplored technology, but there is a chance that in the future, cloud seeding will become a more precise science and will be used to bring rain to places that need it badly. 

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    To avoid drought follow these simple tips:
    • Check your faucets, toilets and pipes for leaks every so often. Even a small faucet leak can waste as much as 20 gallons of water.
    • Reuse water from a fish tank to water your plants, as it works as a fertilizer for plants.

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