Drought, climate change disputed

Author: Kristy

California’s extreme drought notably similar to past events

A secret service agent in Los Banos, Calif., as President Obama spoke on Friday. Mr. Obama suggested climate change as an explanation for the area’s drought. (Wally Skalij)


In delivering aid to drought-stricken California last week, President Obama and his aides cited the state as an example of what could be in store for much of the rest of the country as human-caused climate change intensifies.

But in doing so, they were pushing at the boundaries of scientific knowledge about the relationship between climate change and drought.

While a trend of increasing drought that may be linked to global warming has been documented in some regions, there is no scientific consensus yet that it is a worldwide phenomenon.  READ MORE

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