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Historical drought trends revisited

A new assessment of drought trends over the past 60 years finds little evidence of an expansion of the area affected by droughts, contradicting several previous estimates. See Letter p.435

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Figure 1: Severe drought.

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Figure 2: Drought drivers.

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Seneviratne, S. Historical drought trends revisited. Nature 491, 338–339 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1038/491338a

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