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Dust Bowl

New Study Shows How Climate Change Is Already Reshaping The Earth

September 7, 2015 by Joseph Romm

Climate Change and Earth

This expansion of the world’s dry zones is a basic prediction of climate science. The fact it is so broadly observable now means we must take seriously the current projections of widespread global Dust-Bowlification in the coming decades on our current CO2 emissions pathway.[read more]

Dust Bowl Days: Will We Cut Carbon Pollution Fast Enough To Prevent Permanent Droughts?

May 26, 2014 by Joseph Romm

Global Warming and Drought Risk

Large parts of the Southwest are drier than they were during the 1930s Dust Bowl. And the latest science says unrestricted carbon pollution will make this a near-permanent situation post-2050 in a growing portion of this country and around the world.[read more]

Climate Change: Historic Drought Projected to Persist, Worsened by Thin Western Snowpack

February 24, 2013 by Joseph Romm

Without repeated, significant bouts of heavy snow and rain in the remaining days of winter, a large part of the country will face serious water supply shortages this spring and summer, when temperatures are hotter and average precipitation is normally low.[read more]