Study Shows ‘Megadrought’ On The Radar For Southwest U.S.

Just when you thought the weather couldn’t get any drier out West, scientists are figuring the chances of the southwestern U.S. experiencing a decade-long drought is at least 50%, and the chances of a “megadrought” – one that lasts up to 35 years – ranges from 20% to 50% over the next century.

The collaborative study, conducted by Cornell, the University of Arizona, and U.S. Geological Survey researchers, will be published in an upcoming issue of the American Meteorological Society’s Journal of Climate.

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2 comments on “Study Shows ‘Megadrought’ On The Radar For Southwest U.S.

  1. Do you want to trust a computer program? So if you think this is true then what is the sense of farming in those areas? All the farmers there should just go ahead and believe these govt institutions and sell their farms and head to the casino. Make no mistake it is in the best interest of these organizations to make sure the govt is involved to help. Follow the money.

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