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As the U. S. West summer fire season begins,
A ‘Megadrought” could become history’s worst,
While Antarctic ice sheets can melt faster than thought.

The view from Agulhas II.
Credit: © Julian Dowdeswell, via MSN

‘Megadrought’ in the West could become worst drought in history, scientists say

“The western United States and northern parts of Mexico could experience a record-breaking megadrought, according to the Earth Institute at Columbia University.

“‘A new study says the time has arrived: a megadrought as bad or worse than anything even from known prehistory is very likely in progress, and warming climate is playing a key role,’ the Earth Institute said.”

“The study looked at nine states in the western U.S.: Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico, according to a map from Science,” by Maddie Capron, The Olympian. Read more

+ Antarctic ice sheets capable of much faster melting than we thought

+ 40 major glaciers in danger of melting

+ Climate change is looming. But America has lost 600,000 clean energy jobs

Posted by Steve on May 29, 2020 at 12:10 am | Permalink

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