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Severe Droughts In Western U.S. possible

WASHINGTON, Oct 7 (Reuters) - The U.S. West, already suffering from a long drought, could be in for worse if past patterns hold up, experts said on Thursday.

A study of tree rings showed that a 400-year-long drought dating back 1,000 years ago occurred during a time when the planet was warmer than usual -- like today.


I wonder, even though this is in line with solar activity then and now according to the study, how long before someone claims that it's the result of man made global warming?

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It occurred 1,000 years ago? I'm sure mother earth was

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anticipating the internal combustion engine. Kind of a global warming dress rehearsal.

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Re: That drought moved Anasazi from Mesa Verde...

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... to become the Pueblo Indians.

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