Study details at least four epic droughts in Asia

Independent (UK): A study of tree rings provided Thursday the most detailed record yet of at least four epic droughts that hit Asia over the past millennium, including one that helped end China's Ming Dynasty in 1644. Data collected over the past 15 years for the study is expected to help scientists understand how climate change can unleash large-scale weather disruptions. Any drastic shifts to the seasonal monsoon rains in Asia, which feed nearly half the world's population by helping crops ......

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