megadrought

PODCAST: MegaDrought Study Authors Break It Down

Ben Cook and Jason Smerdon summarize and comment on the Earth Institute’s recent study. Article: http://www.rawscience.tv/warming-pushes-western-u-s-to-driest-period-in-1000-yrs/ WARMING PUSHES WESTERN U.S. TOWARD DRIEST PERIOD IN…


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WARMING PUSHES WESTERN U.S. TOWARD DRIEST PERIOD IN 1,000 YEARS

News from the Earth Institute @ Columbia University: WARMING PUSHES WESTERN U.S. TOWARD DRIEST PERIOD IN 1,000 YEARS Study Warns of Unprecedented Risk of…


Map shows a high risk for a "megadrought" in the Southwest, according to study by Cornell University, the University of Arizona and the U.S. Geological Survey. (Toby Ault / Cornell University)

Study concludes drought likely to continue.

 The chances of a “megadrought” in the Southwest lasting more then 30 years is reported to be 50% while the chances of a 10…