Global warming could dry out a third of the Earth by 2100

Salon: Forget changing rain patterns - warmer temperatures alone could bring drought to a third of Earth`s land area by the end of the century. That`s the gist of a new study from Columbia University`s Earth Observatory: Hotter temperatures will mean more evaporation, drying out the soil and posing a significant risk to global agriculture and food security. Climate Central has the details: Climate models using the so-called business-as-usual greenhouse gas emissions scenario, which assumes no effort......

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