Scientists say a long-feared megadrought, worse than anything in recorded history, seems to be starting up in southwestern North America.
April 16, 2020
July 24, 2019
Study picks apart factors that caused severe, long-lasting droughts and suggests increased risk for future.
April 30, 2019
A new book, the second in a series of primers with the Earth Institute imprint, provides an interdisciplinary overview drought, bringing together many fields including climate science, hydrology and ecology.
December 13, 2018
The current megadrought in the American West may be one of the most severe in the past 1200 years—and climate change is partially to blame.
October 05, 2016
As the American Southwest grows hotter, the risk of severe, long-lasting megadroughts rises, passing 90 percent likelihood by the end of the century if greenhouse gas emissions continue at their current pace, a new study says. If we aggressively reduce greenhouse gas emissions, however, we can cut that risk substantially, the authors write.