Second worst drought in 1200 years coming to southwestern U.S.

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Second worst drought in 1200 years coming to southwestern U.S.

Greenhouse gas emissions push droughts to staggering proportions in southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico As the southwestern United States and northern Mexico approach their 20th year of worsening drought conditions, scientists fear these regions are headed toward a massive mega-drought the likes of which have been seen only four times in the last 1200 years. A recent study in Science compares current soil-moisture values with those of the previous four mega-droughts, finding that the current conditions are already even drier than the first three, making this the second-worst drought since 800…

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