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More Frequent Drought Likely In Eastern Africa

Researchers say that the increased frequency of drought observed in Eastern Africa over the last 20 years is likely to continue as long as global temperatures continue to rise. The new research indicates that more drought poses increased risk to millions of people in Kenya, Ethiopia, and Somalia, who currently face potential food shortages.

"Forecasting precipitation variability from year to year is difficult, and research on the links between global change and precipitation in specific regions is ongoing so that more accurate projections of future precipitation can be developed," said Park Williams with the University of California Santa Barbara.

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