Megadrought Likely in Store for Southwestern US

Nature World: Due to global warming, a megadrought is likely in store for the southwestern United States in the future, researchers say. According to a new study, the chances that this region will experience a decade-long drought is at least 50 percent, and the odds of a "megadrought" - one that lasts over 30 years - ranges from 20 to 50 percent over the next century. "For the southwestern US, I'm not optimistic about avoiding real megadroughts," lead author Toby Ault of Cornell University said in a statement.......

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