UCLA climate scientist Daniel Swain comments on study showing potential megadrought in West

April 17, 2020

Daniel Swain (climate scientist at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability) was quoted in stories in the AP/Los Angeles Times and the Weather Channel about a University of Arkansas study finding that warming temperatures have exacerbated drought conditions in the West, and that the region may be experiencing a two decades-long “megadrought.”

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Swain, who was not involved in the study, said the research is important because it demonstrates that “human-caused climate change transformed what might have otherwise been a moderate long-term drought into a severe event comparable to the ‘megadroughts’ of centuries past.”

Read more at Los Angeles Times and The Weather Channel.