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LordOfDorkness42 t1_ir9oo2w wrote

Makes sense.

A lot of people don't get that part, but global warming = more energy in the entire system that is planet Earth.

So it's not just over-all hotter. You get stuff like wind or current pattern changes too. Or even stuff like locally becoming colder, because the energy got moved elsewhere by said changes in air and water patterns.

So... yeah. Bad, bad news if your only source of water is, for example, the rains that used to come like clockwork once or twice a year. Or the glacier that simply isn't getting enough snow on top anymore.


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TaviRider t1_irb869o wrote

In which places do they predict this could happen?


Splenda t1_irepvx2 wrote

It's right there in the abstract:

>Anthropogenic climate change has intensified ongoing megadroughts in
south-western North America and across Chile and Argentina. Future
megadroughts will be substantially warmer than past events, with this
warming driving projected increases in megadrought risk and severity
across many regions, including western North America, Central America,
Europe and the Mediterranean, extratropical South America, and


TaviRider t1_ireuj67 wrote

Thank you for the excerpt. It doesn’t mention areas where it could become permanent. The word permanent doesn’t appear in the abstract.