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What the Western US megadrought tells us about climate change

The number of disasters related to a weather, climate or water hazard has increased fivefold over the past 50 years, Image: REUTERS/George Frey

Johnny Wood

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Human-induced climate change (ACC) accounted for up to 42% of the soil moisture problems behind the Western US megadrought. Image: Nature Climate Change

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More than 60% of the Western US is experiencing severe or extreme drough Image: Drought Monitor

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