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Climate change: US megadrought ‘already under way’

A drought, equal to the worst to have hit the western US in recorded history, is already under way, say scientists. Researchers say the megadrought is a naturally occurring event that started in the year 2000 and is still ongoing. Climate change, though, is having a major impact with rising temperatures making the drought more severe.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-52312260

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