Kate Galbraith is a San Francisco-based energy and environment journalist. She writes the Green Column once a month for the International New York Times. She has worked for the Texas Tribune, the New York Times, the Economist and Slate and is co-author of The Great Texas Wind Rush.


California will learn what Texas did when the water runs out: by the time politicians and residents wake up to their wasteful ways, it’s too late.

Burning Up

The Golden State is so parched that bears can’t hibernate, wildfires are erupting, and towns are running out of water. And this is supposed to be the rainy season.