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Pandemic moves are complicating the climate crisis

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A wheel loader removes almond trees from a California orchard. They will be replaced with a crop that requires less water.

A historic drought threatening crops in the West could send food prices higher. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

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We’re picking up some of the apocalyptic themes from yesterday to talk about the drought and wildfires throughout the Western U.S., and how the folks who left the cities in the pandemic are dealing with them. Oh, and the climate threats to the gulf stream. The dark place sting does make an appearance. It’s not all bad though: There’s a new moon and a meteor shower next week, and we get to play another round of our favorite game, Half Full/Half Empty.

Here’s everything we talked about today:

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