Lois Parshley
Freelance

Lois Parshley is a journalist and photographer. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The New Yorker and Wired, among others. She lives in New York.

Written by Lois Parshley

Dowser King Faria, a former dairy farmer, during a drought in Marin County, California. February 2nd, 1977. Photo by Bettmann/Corbis

Essay/
Ecology and environmental sciences
Climate of doubt

Devastated by years of drought, California farmers hire dowsers to locate their water, exposing the power of belief

Lois Parshley