As Earth’s temperature rises, rainfall has dropped in areas of the Southern Hemisphere. This trend has major consequences. Water will evaporate more in the coming years. Eventually this puts more water in the air and less on the ground. That’s bad news for crops, which rely on soil moisture to grow food.
Using computer-generated climate models, researchers can see what might happen to these regions.
Matthew Herman, above, is looking at the southern part of East Africa to figure out which regions are expected to get more rainfall and which are going to get less. He discusses his research, and how it can drive decision makers to reduce water problems.
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