Southwest facing Threats of Megadroughts in Near Future

February 14, 2015 4:38 PM

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Southwest facing Threats of Megadroughts in Near Future

Climate experts have warned that more megadroughts could be witnessed in the Southwest, including California, along with the Great Plains states by the end of this century. Megadroughts in the second half of the century will be worse than anything seen in the past 1,000 years. Human-induced global warming has been blamed as the driving force behind the devastating droughts.

Scientists derived their results after studying models of continued climate change that consider incompetence of many nations for not being able to bring down rates of carbon emissions.

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