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Drought May Threaten Much of Globe Within Decades
October 19, 2010
The United States and many other heavily populated countries face a growing threat of severe and prolonged drought. The analysis concludes that warming temperatures associated with climate change will likely create increasingly dry conditions across much of the globe in the next 30 years, possibly reaching a scale in some regions by the end of the century that has rarely, if ever, been observed in modern times.
National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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