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Human-induced rainfall changes

Southwest Australia has become increasingly dry over the past century. Simulations with a high-resolution global climate model show that this trend is linked to greenhouse gas emissions and ozone depletion — and that it is likely to continue.

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Figure 1: Drought in southwest Australia.

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Karoly, D. Human-induced rainfall changes. Nature Geosci 7, 551–552 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/ngeo2207

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