Sunday, March 30, 2008

The West is Warming Faster than Anywhere Else in the World

A recent report by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization (RMCO) has found that American western states are warming nearly twice as fast than anywhere else in the world.

This is more bleak news for western states. Earlier this year researchers found that in modern recorded times the climate has been unusually wet and that mega droughts lasting 100 hundred years or more are not uncommon.

The big unknown has been how global warming will effect the west. This recent report supports that global warming will accelerate drought conditions.

Science Daily Story

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