Hot with decades of drought: Expectations for the Southwest

Science Centric: An unprecedented combination of heat plus decades of drought could be in store for the Southwest sometime this century, suggests new research from a University of Arizona-led team. To come to this conclusion, the team reviewed previous studies that document the region's past temperatures and droughts. 'Major 20th century droughts pale in comparison to droughts documented in palaeoclimatic records over the past two millennia,' the researchers wrote. During the Medieval period, elevated temperatures......

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