The landlocked are surrounding the Dead Sea suffered long megadroughts in the past. Now, climate change threatens to inflict such conditions again on this already sere, volatile region.
Humans migrated out of Africa to escape a drying climate, about 60,000 years ago, according to a new study in the journal Geology.
Richard Seager and Park Williams discuss how water will be affected by warmer temperatures, and how their research increases understanding of these issues.
Seager, a climate scientist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, discusses his research on drought in the North American Southwest.
How did our climate system behave the last time it warmed up like it’s doing today?
Park Williams explains the influence of climate change on droughts and wildfires in the western United States.
A new study says that human-induced climate change has doubled the area affected by forest fires in the U.S. West over the last 30 years.
As the Southwestern U.S. grows hotter, the risk of long-lasting megadroughts rises, passing 90% this century if greenhouse gas emissions continue at their current pace.
Scientist Park Williams, recipient of a Climate and Life Fellowship, is examining the influence of climate change on droughts and wildfires.
One scientist is focusing on food security and climate shocks. The other is exploring the influence of climate change on droughts and wildfires.
Using tree rings, a new drought atlas maps the reach and severity of dry and wet periods across Europe and the Mediterranean over the past 2,000 years.
Ancient pollen is providing new insights into historic droughts in Southern California, including how a series of mega-droughts that changed the ecological landscape.
During the second half of the 21st century, the U.S. Southwest and Great Plains will face drought worse than anything seen in times ancient or modern, a new study says.