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Is rain in central Africa just a passing phase?

作者:哈芨    发布时间:2019-02-27 03:02:04    

By Jeff Hecht Central equatorial Africa’s benign climate over the past century could be an aberration. A new study shows that for the past 1500 years the region has suffered from frequent droughts lasting anywhere from 10 to 100 years. With growing populations already straining today’s water supplies, a return to earlier conditions could be disastrous. “For the past 1500 years the region has suffered from frequent droughts lasting anywhere from 10 to 100 years” Until recently researchers had thought that the climate in central equatorial Africa had been stable for the past millennium or two,

 

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