(Climate Change) Extreme droughts may hit twice as many people by century’s end (Kim Ward, Futurity, WEF)

  • The number of people facing extreme droughts could double by the end of the century, according to research.
  • The researchers based the study on a set of 27 global climate-hydrological model simulations spanning 125 years.
  • They predict a large reduction in natural land water storage in two-thirds of the world, caused by climate change will exacerbate the issue.