15 May 2014

Fact check: drought versus shortage

This lie caught my eye:
With Texas facing one of the most severe droughts in history - one that's rapidly depleting the state’s reservoirs and underground aquifers.
Here's the corrected version:
With Texas facing one of the most severe droughts in history, continued use of water is rapidly depleting the state’s reservoirs and underground aquifers.
Droughts are natural. Shortages are manmade.

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