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What is climate change? A definition from the Department of Ecology of Washington State reads: Climate includes patterns of temperature, precipitation, humidity, wind and seasons. It affects more than just a change in the weather and refers to seasonal changes over a long period of time. These climate patterns play a fundamental role in shaping natural ecosystems, and the human economies and cultures that depend on them.

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Megadroughts Projected for American West reports NASA
Ben Cook, NASA climate scientist talks about how he and his colleagues used tree rings to understand past droughts and climate models incorporating soil moisture data to estimate future drought risk in the 21st century.

Published on Feb 12, 2015

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