Cutting Carbon Dioxide Could Help Prevent Droughts, New Research Shows
ScienceDaily, March 25, 2011
Recent climate modeling has shown that reducing the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere would give Earth a wetter climate in the short term. New research from Carnegie Global Ecology scientists Long Cao and Ken Caldeira offers a novel explanation for why climates are wetter when atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations are decreasing. Their findings, published online March 24, 2011, by Geophysical Research Letters, show that cutting carbon dioxide concentrations could help prevent droughts caused by global warming.