Global warming has serious effects that push more and more situations to extreme. The lack of rains leaves the earth unable to produce, unable to fulfill the needs of plants and vegetables, and as a consequence, unable to raise the funds of agriculturist and businesses that have direct contact with the soil and they depend on it completely. In addition, the lack of rains also leave the water supply of certain regions less and less resourceful. The more people try to bring the life back into the soil, the more they are left without water for themselves any other needs that they have. At the moment, Western America, and especially California, has found itself in the middle of the worst drought of all times. Unfortunately, scientists say that the worse is yet to come, the highest peak of it being in about 35 years if the counting starts now.
NASA, Colombia University and Cornell University have studied the “drier future”and have gathered the results of their researches in order to raise the interest about the issue. They believe that all the climate changes will create droughts in the Southwest and Great Planes that haven’t ever been experienced in the last 1000 years. It should be a great concern, taking into consideration all these facts. Specialists believe that if people are warned, they will become more interested and will try to make a change for their next future or at least for the future of their children.
The “mega droughts” will start somewhere in 2050 and maybe last until 2099, every single one of them lasting from 10 years and maybe up to several decades. The study also tries to show how people should make changes in order to make things better.
“Our results point to a remarkably drier futurehat falls far outside the contemporary experience of natural and human systems in the Western America, conditions that may present a substantial challenge to adaptation.”
Families in California are already having difficulties with the water supply, so everything that comes will be much more difficult. Lake Mead and Lake Powell are the major water supplies in the region, and they are beginning to be problematic, because all limits have been pushed in order to assure the drinking water and also the amount of water that the soil needs to be productive.
“Combined with a likelihood of a much drier future and increased demand, the loss of groundwater and highly temperatures will likely exacerbate the impact of future droughts,presenting a major adaptation challenge to managing ecological and anthropogenic water needs in the region.”
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