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June 8th, 2015
Episode 249 of 489 episodes
Sometimes sunny weather can be a bad thing. Learn why in this episode. Slow dialog: 1:39 Explanations: 3:34 Fast dialog: 14:17 Fabian: How long do you think this drought is going to last? Lia: I have no idea, but I’m not worried. I grew up in the desert. Not having enough precipitation was just a fact of life. Fabian: Yes, but people here aren’t used to getting this little rainfall. Their livelihood depends on having a reliable water supply for their crops. Lia: You make it sound like we’re experiencing another Dust Bowl when the water table is just a little low. Fabian: I think it’s a little more serious than that. Lia: What we need here is a reservoir. That would give this town the water reserves it needs in case of a drought. Fabian: What we really need are fewer dust storms and more thunderstorms. Lia: And for people to stop over farming. That and deforestation are half the problem. Fabian: You may be right, but that’s not what people want to hear right now. They need some relief. Lia: Maybe the town’s water conservation efforts will make a difference. Fabian: Well, I’m certainly willing to stop bathing if it’ll help. Lia: I thought you already had. Script by Dr. Lucy Tse