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A man-made drought

Nature Climate Change volume 1, pages 197198 (2011) | Download Citation

The causes of the severe drought in the Sahel in the 1970s and 1980s are uncertain. Now a study provides the firmest evidence so far that emissions of aerosols from industrialized countries played a significant role, but other forcings cannot be ruled out yet.

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  1. Michela Biasutti is at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, 61 Route 9W, PO Box 1000, Palisades, New York 10964-8000, USA

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