I shivered in those solitudes when I heard the voice of the salt in the desert.
— Pablo Neruda
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+ climate models consistently predict that precipitation will become more variable, with increased risks of drought and floods at different times and places.

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+in many regions increased evapotranspiration will lead to decreases in soil moisture regardless of how mean precipitation changes.

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+ periods of drought intensity comparable to the massive droughts of the 1930s or 1950s are replicated in simulated twentieth century modeling. by the end of the 21st century, this condition becomes the normal one.

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+extreme drought has contributed to devastating wildfires that have left behind many millions of charred acres of land and billions of dollars in property losses.

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+ drought-related economic annual loss nears $9 billion per year in the U.S.


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Photographer Shadna Aum @shadna_aum
Creative Director Kaitlin Butler @kaitlinabutler
Model Grace Nielson @grxyrose
HMUA Brady Jay @bradyjay_mua
Swimwear Nixe Swim @nixeswim

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The United States Drought Monitor has been producing weekly maps of drought conditions throughout the country since 1999.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Projections of Future Drought in the Continental United States and Mexico (American Meteorological Society)

Drought under global warming: a review 


#uglyfacts is a collaborative campaign to bring awareness to climate change by providing facts, sources and solutions to solve this global issue. For more information on climate sciences and resources visit climate.nasa.gov


The 2017 hurricane season has been one of the most intense and damaging in recorded history. We support the efforts of the many organizations helping to provide relief to affected areas.

American Red Cross Disaster Relief

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