This could be a much more common picture for the Southwest and much of the world.
Climate Change Drying Out Southwest Now,
Will Dry Out A Third Of Earth by 2100 according to 2 new peer-reviewed, published studies, reports Joe Romm at Climate Progress. The first study confirms that climate change is contributing to drying out the southwest’s soil, worsening natural droughts by making them longer and more severe. That larger drying out will include two of the world’s greatest agricultural centers, “the U.S. Great Plains and a swath of southeastern China.”
The second study emphasizes that greater more pervasive drying in the future will result not only from less rainfall, but because surface moisture will evaporate faster than before, due to changed atmospheric conditions. Faster evaporation will probably tip the marginally wet Great Plains and SE China into arid conditions.
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