Drought Economics Host Scott Simon talks with Don Wilhite, director of the National Drought Mitigation Center, about the drought that is gripping parts of the nation. Wilhite explains that the effects of drought are not confined to the agricultural economy. A long and severe drought can disrupt real estate markets and raise the cost of transportation, energy and food.
NPR logo

Drought Economics

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1150387/150387" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Drought Economics

Drought Economics

Drought Economics

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1150387/150387" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Host Scott Simon talks with Don Wilhite, director of the National Drought Mitigation Center, about the drought that is gripping parts of the nation. Wilhite explains that the effects of drought are not confined to the agricultural economy. A long and severe drought can disrupt real estate markets and raise the cost of transportation, energy and food.