by K. Richard, Aug 1, 2022 in NoTricksZone
If wetter is warmer and drier is colder, the modern Saharan climate suggests we are not in a warm period.
It is common knowledge that warmer temperatures are associated with wetter, greener climates, and cooler temperatures are linked to droughts, browning, crop failures, etc.
For example, in the continental US there is a “robust association between pan-CONUS drought events and cold tropical Pacific conditions” (Baek et al., 2019). Again, cooling sea surface temperatures are the “principal driver” of drought across the US.