Markus Donat

The Dust Bowl

Dr Markus Donat explains how warm ocean temperatures in the Atlantic and Pacific at the same time led to an extremely dry spring and the hottest summers of 1934 and 1936 during the Dust Bowl in the United States.

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Extremely hot temperatures over land have dramatically increased in number and area despite claims that the rise in global average temperatures has slowed over the past 10 to 20 years, new research shows.