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Study Says Climate Change Increases Drought Risk

A new study shows that rising temperatures from increased greenhouse gas emissions are raising the risk of drought in California because of more frequent warm and dry periods.

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According to a new study, rising temperatures that result from increased greenhouse gas emissions are raising the risk of drought in California by causing greater incidence of warm and dry periods. As a result, they increase the effects of low precipitation. "Temperature is an important influence on the water available in California," according to the lead author of the study, which was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (Los Angeles Times)

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