InClimate 785; NASA Drought Models

Can’t drink oil, gas or coal part 2: If current droughts have you high and dry, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has some troubling news for what could be ahead. The journal “Science Advances” published new data from NASA that ran the growing rate of carbon emissions with complex simulations through 17 computer models. All the simulations came up the same with predictions for extreme drought conditions that could span a 40-year period across the American Southwest and Midwest. The lack of rains would parch the lands with increased heat and evaporation compounding conditions. The data strongly suggests the worse mega-drought in 1,000 years in the US would be due to global warming.

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