Climate: Study sees global warming fingerprint on long-running drought in Mediterranean region

Thanks to Bob Berwyn for more details on one of the regions discussed in the climate-emergency declaration (bit.ly/1R3dN6k).

Summit County Citizens Voice

Current regional dry spell appears to be the most severe in more than 900 years

Staff Report

The Mediterranean region may already be feeling the impacts of human-caused climate change, according to a new tree ring study that compared an ongoing drought in the region with historic climate conditions.

Based on the findings, NASA scientists concluded the current drought — spread across Cyprus, Israel, Jordan Lebanon, Palestine, Syria and Turkey — is the worst in at least 900 years. Nearly all climate models project that global warming will dry up the Mediterranean region.

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