It’s not just California that is feeling the heat. The US south east is experiencing extreme lack of rain that normally occurs once or twice a century. During October, adding to calls for limiting water use, Georgia’s governor sued to stop teh Army draining water for use in Alabama and Florida. If the drought continues, drinking water supplies will be jeopardised. If there is a silver lining to this (virtual) cloud, it might be that concerns over climate change will be adopted by the wider public.