Climate change may bring drought to temperate areas, study says
Neela BanerjeeWASHINGTON — Climate change may increase the risk of extreme rainfall in the tropics and drought in the world's temperate zones, according to a new study led by NASA.
"These results in many ways are the worst of all possible worlds," said Peter Gleick, a climatologist and water expert who is president of the Pacific Institute, an Oakland research organization. "Wet areas will get wetter and dry areas will get drier."
The regions that could get the heaviest rainfall are along the equator, mainly over the Pacific Ocean and the Asian tropics. Increased aridity and drought could have a greater effect on human life, however, because those conditions are more likely to occur where most of the world's population lives.
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"Climate change may bring drought to temperate areas, study says", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juin 2013. Consulté le 04/03/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/climate-change-may-bring-drought-to-temperate-areas-study-says