Why Does Climate Change Worsen Droughts?

Droughts are a major impact of climate change and water shortages, crop failures, and wildfires. Why do they happen, and how can they be solved?

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Drought is one of the most commonly cited impacts of climate change, leading to water shortages, crop failures, wildfires, and social inequalities. But why do droughts happen? And how does climate change play in? Today, we’ve got a “Drought 101” as it were — we’ll explore the science behind droughts, a variety of their consequences, and some possible solutions. With special guest Dr. Karletta Chief: Director of the Indigenous Resilience Center at the University of Arizona.

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