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Water's past revisited to predict its future

A reconstruction of 1,200 years of water's history in the Northern Hemisphere, based on proxy data, fuels the debate about whether anthropogenic climate change affected twentieth-century precipitation. See Letter p.94

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Figure 1: Calcite columns in Lechuguilla Cave, New Mexico.

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