Scientists are saying that people should get used to droughts after researching the worst drought in 800 years, saying such dry spells will be “commonplace,” reports The Globe and Mail.
In a study published in Nature Geoscience, a group of researchers concluded that the 2000 to 2004 drought in North America was the most severe in eight centuries. “Even worse, projections suggest that this drought will become the wet end of a drier hydroclimate period,” the study says.
U.S. farmers are already struggling with drought affecting their crop yeilds, causing food prices soar. “Projections indicate that drought events of this length and severity will be commonplace through the end of the 21st century,” the study says.