Droughts and wildfires: How global warming is drying up the North American monsoon

Droughts and wildfires: How global warming is drying up the North American monsoon

Previous researchers had concluded that global warming was simply delaying the North American monsoon, which brings summer rains to the southwestern US and northwestern Mexico. But a new, high-resolution climate model that corrects for persistent sea surface temperature (SST) biases now accurately reflects current rainfall conditions and demonstrates that the monsoon is not simply delayed, but that the region’s total rainfall is facing a dramatic reduction.

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