California drought is up to 25 percent worse because of climate change

August 20, 2015 12:00 PM

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New study is the first to quantify impact of global warming on historic drought

LOS ANGELES — If there were any doubts that global warming has exacerbated California’s four-year drought, a new study puts them to rest by quantifying the impact for the first time: Rising temperatures are worsening the drought by up to 25 percent.

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