Lamont geochemist Yael Kiro views the Dead Sea. She led a study showing that sediments drilled from under the sea's bed indicate regional rainfall plummeted tens of thousands of years ago. Courtesy Lamont-Doherty Earth Ob

Endless Drought Predicted for the Mediterranean in a Warmer World

Mega-droughts caused by long-term climate cycles devastated the Levant 120,000 and 10,000 years ago, research shows. Now scientists predict it’s going to happen again

Around 120,000 years ago, droughts began to strike the eastern Mediterranean. They would last for thousands of years. Storms from the tropics would briefly flood the land, but they were rare and the water...

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