According to researchers, the U.S. should prepare for the decades-long mega-drought that they see coming which is unlike anything else in the past hundreds of years.
Since the record of this century, the southwestern part of the U.S. has been over a decade in drought and last year alone marked the warmest on record in the state of California but according to a recent study, this is nothing compared to what’s going to happen next.
In the paper that was published by the Science Advances journal, researchers warn that a huge swathe of the U.S. which includes the central plains and the south-west states should get ready for a mega-drought that will come to pass in the second half of this century.
The decades-long dry conditions can destroy the agricultural capacity of the region, wipe out the crops and cattle herds and send prices of some food products sky-rocketing. This drought is expected to affect over 600 million people from Oakland to Omaha and from San Diego to San Antonio.