Why is global drought intensity, frequency, and duration increasing?
- 3 weeks agoFavorite Answer
There are many reasons. One of the primary causes is deforestation. Other factors include diverting water for irrigation and urban sprawl.
- 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.
- Anonymous4 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).
- SumDudeLv 74 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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- DuckLv 74 weeks ago
Easy. Climate change.