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From China to Europe, Climate Change Made This Summer's Drought 20 Times More Likely

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Drought that stretched across three continents this summer - drying out large parts of Europe, the United States and China - was made 20 times more likely by climate change , according to a new study.
Drought dried up major rivers, destroyed crops, sparked wildfire, threatened aquatic species and led to water restrictions in Europe. It struck places already plagued by drying in the U.S., like the West, but also places where drought is more rare, like the Northeast. China also just had its driest summer in 60 years, leaving its famous Yangtze river half its normal width.

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