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Drought in the Anthropocene

Drought management is inefficient because feedbacks between drought and people are not fully understood. In this human-influenced era, we need to rethink the concept of drought to include the human role in mitigating and enhancing drought.

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Figure 1: Drought propagation in the Anthropocene.
Figure 2: Hypothetical schematic of the distinction between climate-induced drought, human-induced drought and human-modified drought.


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Van Loon, A., Gleeson, T., Clark, J. et al. Drought in the Anthropocene. Nature Geosci 9, 89–91 (2016).

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