The Sir Francis Drake Drought

Scientific American apparently believes we didn’t used to have droughts before oil companies, and that droughts should be named after them.

Let’s Start Naming Climate-Related Disasters for Polluters and Their Enablers – Scientific American

I propose the Sir Francis Drake Drought.

The Lost Colony and Jamestown Droughts | Science

Researchers Find Evidence Of 16th Century Epic Drought Over North America — ScienceDaily

And we also need an Anasazi Drought.

“Mega droughts have been verified by science. Carbon dating combined with dendrochronology — the study of tree rings — has determined the Southwest suffered from 14 mega droughts punctured sometimes with a couple years of normal precipitation spanning from 50 to 100 years stretching from 800 to 1600 AD.”

Mega drought: As goes Anasazi civilization, so goes California? – Turlock Journal

California drought: Past dry periods have lasted more than 200 years, scientists say – The Mercury News

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