California's record-breaking drought is 'very likely' linked to climate change, scientists say

September 30, 2014 10:11 PM

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The unprecedented drought currently afflicting California is 'very likely' linked to human-caused climate change, researchers have found.

They say a persistent region of high atmospheric pressure hovering over the Pacific Ocean that diverted storms away from California was much more likely to form in the presence of modern greenhouse gas concentrations.

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