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Full Version: Humans can be blamed for droughts, & they're about to get worse, study says
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INTRO: Human activity has probably had an impact on the world's risk of drought since the start of the 20th century, according to a new study, which also predicts that droughts related to climate change will get much worse. This could come at a great cost. Each drought costs the United States about $9.5 billion, according to government statistics. It is the second most costly weather disaster, behind tropical cyclones. Droughts can drive up the cost of food, threaten drinking water, increase the risk of wildfires, cause mass migrations and even hurt people's health. The research, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, finds that greenhouse gases generated by power plants, farming, cars, trains and human activities in general have influenced the risk of droughts. (MORE)
So morons probably want us to get rid of "power plants, farming, cars, trains and human activities in general". You know, instead of even entertaining the notion of using vastly cleaner nuclear power generation. Dodgy