According to The New York Times, the megadrought in the Southwest United States has created the driest conditions in the region in at least 1,200 years. Scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles say that human-caused warming played a major role in making the current drought so extreme. According to an analysis done by UCLA, temperatures play a larger role in exacerbating the issue than a lack of precipitation. Human activities that continue to contribute to greenhouse gas emissions fuel increases in temperature.
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