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Scientists discover new ‘human fingerprint’ on global drought patterns

Evidence show that humans have intensified naturally occurring global drought patterns. Image: Unsplash/Anton Ivanchenko

Daisy Dunne

Science Writer, Carbon Brief

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ocal anomalies in rainfall (top) and the “climate moisture index” (CMI; bottom) from 1860 to 2019 across the globe. Image: Bonfils et al. (2020)
The Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) and the principle global circulation patterns in the Earth’s atmosphere. Image: Kaidor/Creative Commons

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