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Any party which takes credit for the rain must not be surprised if its opponents blame it for the drought. Dwight Morrow
Pray for rain but vote for Dukakis. Anonymous
This is an election year and practical politicians sense there is leverage in the agricultural states affected by the drought. Lowell Dyson
Pray for rain! Marlin Fitzwater
Middle men are paying farmers less, charging consumers more and pocketing the difference.... For the first time in history consumers have gotten soaked by a drought. Jim Hightower
Ah, Nebraska Land, Sweet Nebraska Land! Upon thy burning soil I stand. And I look away, across the plains, And I wonder why it never rains. Anonymous
We could accept the drought because it was from Allah, but we could not accept that the government would do nothing. Abu Khalil
Among all of our uncertainties weather is the most basic. We can’t live without it and we can’t control it. Edmund G. Brown Jr.
Droughts come and go, but this one is so extreme that it will doubtless affect the discussion of climate change. Karen Ross
The world is now on track to more than double current greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere by the end of the century. This would push up average global temperatures by three to eight degrees Celsius and could mean the disappearance of glaciers, droughts in the mid-to-low latitudes, decreased crop productivity, increased sea levels and flooding, vanishing islands and coastal wetlands, greater storm frequency and intensity, the risk of species extinction and a significant spread of infectious disease. Robert N. Stavins
No water—no jobs. Shini Somara
In our wildest dreams we never thought water would be a zero-sum game. Joe Del Bosque
Conservation programs are great but when you’ve already done all the conservation and you got no water, how does that help you? It doesn’t. The only thing that could help us now, is water. Joe Del Bosque
Gene editing to make crops more abundant and resilient could be a lifesaver on a massive scale. The technology is already beginning to show results, attracting public and private investment, and for good reason. Scientists are developing crops with traits that enhance their growth, reduce the need for fertilizers and pesticides, boost their nutritional value, and make the plants hardier during droughts and hot spells. Already, many crops that have been improved by gene editing are being developed and tested in the field, including mushrooms with longer shelf lives, potatoes low in acrylamide (a potential carcinogen), and soybeans that produce healthier oil. Bill Gates

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