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Sudden Shifts From Drought to Floods Are Getting More Common in the U.S.

Newsweek, 8/31/23. Sudden shifts from drought conditions to heavy floods are becoming more common in the U.S. as the climate changes, a study has found. The findings were presented in a study published in Communications Earth & Environment. Researchers from the University of Texas, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University Research Institute for Land and Space, and Columbia University’s Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering, also found that so-called feedback loops—a process that can either increase or decrease the effects of greenhouse gases—are likely contributing.

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