(Editor’s Note: Now we will be hearing about the coming of MEGAdroughts. Good grief. Anthropogenic Global Warming is a religion. And as with ALL religions, it is built on fear-mongering, doomsday predictions, blind faith and tithing [carbon fees]. — DQ)
No rain for decades: Stand by for the ‘megadroughts’, scientists warn
Tom Bawden — The Independent — September 15, 2014
Climate change is set to unleash a series of decades-long “megadroughts” this century, according to research to be published this week.
Experts warn the droughts could be even more severe than the prolonged water shortage currently afflicting California, where residents have resorted to stealing from fire hydrants amid mass crop failures and regular wildfires.
Megadroughts – which are generally defined as lasting 35 years or more – will become considerably more frequent as global warming increases temperatures and reduces rainfall in regions already susceptible, warns Cornell University’s Dr Toby Ault, the author of the new report.
Megadroughts are also likely to be hotter and last longer than in the past, he claimed. His peer-reviewed research – to be published in the American Meterological Society’s Journal of Climate – is the first to scientifically establish that climate change exacerbates the threat. Continue reading here….