Researchers forecast mega-drought in parts of US later this century

February 15, 2015 9:17 PM

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Global warming will bring the" risk of a decades-long mega-drought in the American Southwest and Great Plains during the second half of the century, researchers say.

The forecast, published online in the new journal Science Advances, contrasts sharply with other recent assessments that report more uncertainty about future droughts, according to study authors.

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