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Study: Climate Change Is Worsening California's Drought

A study by Columbia University's Earth Institute, which measured the impact of global warming on California's drought, concludes that climate change increased its impact by as much as 25 percent.

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A study by Columbia University's Earth Institute, which measured the impact of global warming on California's drought, concludes that climate change increased its impact by as much as 25 percent. The cause: greater evaporation of water stored by plants and in the soil, leading to a lower baseline of water. (The Washington Post)

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