These photographs look like they came straight out of the Great Depression, but they’re actually from this year. This harrowing video shows a bleak, drought-stricken future for California farmers and the United States’ breadbasket unless we taken serious action (including putting a stop to fracking, and we should probably stop watering lawns and golf courses while we’re at it).

I’m not kidding – it’s so dry that farmers are running out of tumbleweed to feed their livestock. That means we’re talking *really* dry, folks.

Courtesy of The New Yorker

Photos by Matt Black and Ed Kashi

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