Droughts in the Western U.S. have risen to an “unprecedented” level since the 16th century, a new study has revealed.

“Hot drought” refers to concurrent drought conditions that are stretching across the country, largely because of climate change. The study from multi-institutional researchers, published in the journal Science, found that these severe conditions have been increasing in not just severity but how often they have occurred over the past 100 years.

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