California Drought 2014 A Result Of Global Warming? Extreme Dryness Made Worse By Climate Change [REPORT]

October 1, 2014 5:03 PM

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California Drought 2014 A Result Of Global Warming? Extreme Dryness Made Worse By Climate Change [REPORT]

Parched soil, dangerous wildfires and severe water shortages have marked California’s record drought and were exacerbated by manmade climate change, according to a study published Monday by the American Meteorological Society. The research, which fingered abnormal atmospheric conditions over the Pacific Ocean as causing California’s ongoing drought, provides further evidence of humans’ role in extreme weather events, including record-low rainfall and persistent heat in parts of the U.S.

The state is in its third year in a row of unusually dry conditions with 2013 topping the charts as the driest calendar year since recordkeeping began nearly 120 years ago. For the past few years, a vast ridge of high atmospheric pressure over the northeastern Pacific Ocean has blocked typical winte...

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