California has been experiencing drought for centuries. In fact, the megadrought in the Golden State and across the West right now rivals that in Medieval times but climate scientist, Ben Cook, at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies says there is one big difference, climate change. He says our warming world is intensifying what would be a moderate natural drought. This makes it not only easier to get into drought but harder to get out.
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