Between Coalinga and San Lucas, Calif., I'm driving on State Road 198 through a landscape of steep hills and widespread rangeland. Dusty slopes illustrate the epic drought that has been troubling southern California.
It doesn't take a hurricane to produce flash floods in North Georgia. Summer thunderstorms at the beginning of this month prompted warnings in counties reaching from Dekalb to Habersham, and over into Elbert and many other places.
Electric cars are fun, no doubt. They emit no harmful gases during operation. The only noise produced is from the rolling of the tires. When all vehicles are electric, the annoyance caused by super-loud exhaust pipes blasting through the neighborhood at 2 a.m. will no longer exist.