Recent California Droughts Partially Caused by Climate Change

March 4, 2015 10:38 AM

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A recent study has revealed that the recent California droughts were partially caused by climate change. The study was published in the journal of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on March 2 and it examined the role played by temperature in the drought cycle of state of California over the last 120 years.

The warmest years in California’s recorded history were 2013 and 2014 and this year’s is the fourth consecutive year of drought. Scientists from Stanford University set out to discover what had been causing the California drought and found that, among other things, climate change is also to blame. A...

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