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New paper helps define climate change's contribution to the Calif. drought

A new study from climate scientists is the first to identify global warming's contribution to the drought currently ravaging California. The research, published today in Geophysical Research Letters, attempts to pinpoint the proportion of California's current drought that is being spurred by human-caused climate change. It finds that man's carbon emissions can be blamed for up to 27 percent of the drought's severity.

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