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Extreme climate events that killed 50 MILLION people through drought and famine in the 19th century could happen again, scientists warn

More than a century ago, the world experienced a set of naturally occurring, freak climate conditions that spurred the most devastating drought in the last 800 years.  The Great Drought, as it came to be known, brought on crop failures throughout Asia, Brazil, and Africa from 1875, causing widespread famine that ultimately led to 50 million deaths.  And, if it were to happen again today, scientists say it would be much worse.  Read more...

 

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