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North American Droughts

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This article summarizes the history of North American droughts. It shows there was a 400 year mega-drought during the Medieval Warm Period, as well as the droughts of the 1930s and 1950s. This contradicts claims that droughts are getting more intense.

A Brief History of North American Drought

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Three Earth scientists studies the history of droughts in North America.

Drought on the Canadian Prairies: 1915-2002

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The authors compared the spatial extent and severity of the 2001/2002 Canadian Prairie drought to previous droughts of this region - based on data obtained from 21 reporting stations. The worst droughts occurred in the early part of the 20th century.

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