KNAU and Arizona News
Fri December 17, 2010
"Cadillac Desert" claims put to the test
By Daniel Kraker
Flagstaff, AZ – 26 years ago Marc Reisner wrote his classic "Cadillac Desert: The American West and its Disappearing Water." The book predicts a collapse both of western agriculture and cities. Now, in an article released this week, Arizona State University water expert John Sabo and more than a dozen other researchers use modern science to see how Reisner's claims hold up. Sabo spoke with Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker about Cadillac Desert's main arguments.