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Anonymous asked in EnvironmentGlobal Warming · 4 weeks ago

Why is global drought intensity, frequency, and duration increasing?

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  • 3 weeks ago
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    There are many reasons.  One of the primary causes is deforestation.  Other factors include diverting water for irrigation and urban sprawl. 

    • Thank you for BA.  People don't realize the environmental impact of replacing a square mile of forest with a square mile of hard surfaces- roads, parking lots, buildings.

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  • 3 weeks ago

    That is three years ago. As we head into solar cycle 25 even NASA has indicated that global cooling is on its way.

    Also, if you research the Maunder minimum, some areas of the world experienced drought conditions with Australia being on of them.

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    LOL.  Did you even look at your own maps?  Your upper map is for one year, 2017.

    Your lower graph shows drought for 25% of the globe.  That means 75% of the globe has not experienced moderate, severe, or extreme drought.  This means that drought has not increased, and is corroborated by the peer reviewed research.  For example:

    Article title from Nature:  "Little change in global drought over the past 60 years" 

    (See link in pic).

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  • 4 weeks ago

    How many centuries of data are you working with? [ Maybe the sun is getting hotter, or the earth is moving closer to the sun. ]

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  • Duck
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    4 weeks ago

    Easy. Climate change.

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