Some of the Worst Mega-Droughts to Hit the Southwestern U.S. by 2025

February 16, 2015 4:57 PM

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In ten years time, scientists warn, the Southwestern and Great Plains states may face the worst droughts since the 12th and 13th centuries. The persistent droughts, dubbed mega-droughts, may become the new normal in the U.S. if humanity fails to alter the speed of the current climate change rate, scientists suggested.

Scientists used the current weather conditions found in several states in the southwest and the Great Plains to build an advanced computer model. The model revealed that the incoming droughts triggered by uncontrolled climate change may make the previous mega-droughts look “like quaint walks through...

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