Friday, 22 May 2020

But it's a dry heat: Climate change and the aridification of North America

PHYS ORG

Photo by Red Charlie
Discussions of drought often centre on the lack of precipitation. But among climate scientists, the focus is shifting to include the growing role that warming temperatures are playing as potent drivers of greater aridity and drought intensification. Story here.

1 comment:

PinP said...

Did you notice this part?

"Perhaps most troubling is the growing co-occurrence of hot and dry summer conditions, and the likely expansion, absent climate change action, of these hot-dry extremes all the way to the East Coast of North America, NORTH DEEP INTO CANADA, and south into Mexico."

Does your place of residence make you immune from climate calamity? I think not! (Opinion)

by Larry Powell I wish I had a nickel for every time I heard one of my fellow "prairie dogs" remark, how "lucky" or...