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Study says Pacific Ocean's response to greenhouse gases could determine length of drought

Posted at 4:44 PM, Sep 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-15 19:44:51-04

A study conducted by UCLA has concluded the current drought in California could last centuries.

The study, led by UCLA professor Glen MacDonald, studied prehistoric droughts and arid periods in California's history over the past 10,000 years.

MacDonald concluded that greenhouse gases could present a new danger to California overcoming the recent drought, and the length could depend on how the Pacific Ocean can handle those gases.

*An in-depth look at the study can be found here on the UCLA Newsroom website