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Risk of Southwest Megadrought Higher than Thought

The risks of prolonged “megadrought” across the U.S. Southwest, as well as arid/semi-arid regions around the world are substantially higher than believed, according to scientists from Cornell, the University of Arizona and the U.S. Geological Survey.

July 2012 was the hottest July on record. Much of the nation suffers from extreme drought

Dust Bowl 2012: Hottest July on Record in U.S.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports that last month was, on average, the hottest July on record for the contiguous United States, beating the previous record set in the dust bowl of 1936. The past 12 months have been the hottest ever recorded in the US, with more than 27,000 heat records broken so far this year, more…

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The Historic Drought of 2012 and the Science of Climate Change

More than half of the U.S. is suffering under drought conditions and scientists are increasingly confident in their suggestion that global warming may be to blame. On July 11, the United States Department of Agriculture announced natural disaster areas in more than 1,000 counties in 26 states due to drought. This makes the drought of 2012 the largest total area ever…

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Satellite Studies Reveal Groundwater Depletion around the World

Access to freshwater resources has always been a critical need for human and all forms of life on Earth. With a world population estimated at just shy of 7 billion and growing, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization says agricultural production will need to increase 70% by 2050. As agriculture takes up most of human water use, that’s going to…

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Musings of a Malcontent: If it’s Not the Seeds, it’s the Weeds – Is Monsanto Creating Monsters?

“Musings of a Malcontent” is a weekly op-ed by GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Carlyle Coash Nature will always find a way. The last couple of weeks I have been thinking about the film Jurassic Park. Great movie. A theme that is clear throughout the film is that no matter how much we think we can control nature, in the end we see…

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