Study: Future Droughts Will Be Shockers

Increasingly dry conditions across much of the globe — including the U.S. — are likely over the next 30 years, a new study predicts.

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    ‘Our study identifies one more pathway by which human activities could affect the occurrence of future droughts over California – through human-induced Arctic sea ice decline,’ Cvijanovic said. ‘While more research should be done, we should be ...
    12/4/2017 - 8:01 pm | View Link
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    Photo: Michael Macor, The Chronicle Californians may have another reason to keep an eye on melting sea ice in the Arctic — at least if they’re concerned about the state’s propensity for plunging into damaging droughts. Alongside the obvious perils ...
    12/4/2017 - 8:00 pm | View Link
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    Research in the early 1980s uncovered more than 150 published definitions of drought. The definitions reflect differences in regions, needs, and disciplinary approaches.
    12/6/2017 - 7:19 pm | View Website
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