Topic: Megadrought

CO2 Increase Can Intensify Future Droughts in Tropics

March 13, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas  A new study suggests that increases in atmospheric CO2 could intensify extreme droughts in tropical and subtropical regions such as Australia, the southwest and central United States, and southern Amazonia at much a faster rate than previously anticipated, explains University of Texas at Austin professor Rong Fu in a commentary in the March 13 edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Severity, Length of Past Megadroughts Dwarf Recent Drought in West Africa

April 16, 2009

Droughts far worse than the infamous Sahel drought of the 1970s and 1980s are within normal climate variation for sub-Saharan West Africa, according to new research.

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