New Study Says Get Ready For Mega-Droughts

Environmental scientists in a new study say that there is now an 80% chance, 80%, that within this century, much of the central and western United States will have a 35-year-or-longer “megadrought,” with potential troubling results, from farming to available drinking water.

In case you were wondering, megadroughts last for decades, not years. The 1930s Dust Bowl was the last portion of the last one to hit the U.S. But in this case, the scientists are saying that the drought conditions will be unprecedented, the worst in more than 1,000 years for the Southwest and Central Plains, and will probably hit sometime soon after 2050.

ABC’s Scott Goldberg joined us for detials.

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