A megadrought worse than any in “known prehistory” may already be underway in the western United States and northern Mexico, researchers have suggested. After experiencing a wetter-than-average 20th century, the region has been suffering an ever-lengthening string of dry years starting in 2000, and scientists have now warned the worsening climate crisis is partly responsible for pushing the region towards extreme long-term drought.
Harry Cockburn. The Independent. April 17, 2020.