Climate Change To Trigger Longer, Fiercer 'Megadroughts,' Study Warns

September 22, 2014 4:01 PM

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ROME, Sept 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate change will unleash megadroughts in the coming decades worse than anything seen in the last 2,000 years, new research warns.

In semi-arid regions such as the U.S. southwest, there is an 80 percent chance of a drought lasting more than a decade, according to a study published in the Journal of Climate.

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