What historic megadroughts in the western US tell us about our climate future

February 16, 2015 2:15 PM

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What historic megadroughts in the western US tell us about our climate future

Let’s start with some old news. Earth’s climate is warming, human activities are causing it, and as long as we continue to dump greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere, the impacts on climate and society will only intensify.

These impacts will be felt regionally and be linked to a chain of consequences relating the way we live and operate on planet Earth. Understanding how these regional climatic impacts will unfold in the future is therefore important for adaptation planning and assessing the risks of climate mitigatio...

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