Weather systems that typically bring moisture to the southwestern United States are forming less often, resulting in a drier climate across the region. This map depicts the portion of overall changes in precipitation across the United States that can be attributed to these changes in weather system frequency. The gray dots represent areas where the results are statistically significant. Map courtesy of Andreas Prein, NCAR.
CREDIT Map courtesy of Andreas Prein, NCAR.

@NCAR claims: U.S. Southwest sliding into a drier climate, and it’s all your fault

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An Inconvenient truth: Electric-car battery materials could harm key soil bacteria

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El Nino collapse appears to be underway

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