I know we are in a drought in the southwest US–a pretty extreme one at that. However, the drought is just a symptom of the bigger picture, which is climate change. Here is some recent and startling evidence that supports the world has gone crazy.
On our way from Southern California to Las Vegas, Nevada, we came across a very large area of water. From far away, I thought it was just more solar panels in the desert. Then I thought maybe it was a mirage. We have been driving this road for years and have never seen water out there. Ever. I didn’t even know it had a name until my iPhone labeled the location as Ivanpah Lake. What? A lake? If only we could have captured that water.
Well, several days later, it still looked like a lake. Even weirder is that I think it was worse a few days before we got there, when Las Vegas got hit with a monsoon that flooded the strip. In “normal” times, no water would have accumulated and stayed out in the desert for days.
I hope everyone has a safe and peaceful weekend. And pay attention to the flash flood alerts. They’re obviously real, even in the desert.
Sharing for Cee’s Midweek Madness — Pick a Topic from Her Photo (water, outdoors).