12 Jul '11, 2pm

14 U.S. states wracked by #drought @ClimateProgress connects the dots to #climate change

14 U.S. states wracked by #drought @ClimateProgress connects the dots to #climate change

Remember, on our current emissions path, the planet is poised to be 9°F or warmer by 2100. The climate models predict that in mid-latitudes land masses (i.e. inland U.S), warming could be higher -- 11°F warmer ... And even the Bush administration acknowledged the scientific literature says that on our current emissions path, the SW is poised to get much drier. Last year, a comprehensive literature review, "Drought under global warming: a review," by NCAR found that we risk multiple, devastating global droughts worse than the Dust Bowl even on moderate emissions path. Another study found the U.S. southwest could see a 60-year drought this century. And those conditions will likely last a long, long time if we don't act soon. But before you get the permanent Dust-Bowl, you get warm-weather droughts, the "global-change-type drought," and that is the future of extreme weather t...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/07/14-us-states-crip...

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