With climate change taking its toll on our planet, heat waves and droughts are becoming more common in certain areas of the world. California, for example, has experienced water shortages in the past few years. Inside this detailed and easy-to-follow guide, readers are sure to find all the answers to questions they have about droughts, including information about where they occur, different types, historic droughts, and more. Primary sources show the devastation that droughts can inflict on Earth. The text includes resources where readers can learn even more about droughts and what they can do to prevent them.