Climate and Drought August 3, 2012 : 6:03 PM

The Washington Post’s Wonk Blog puts together a guide on climate change and drought:

“As farmers in the United States slog through the country’s largest drought in 50 years, a lot of people are asking about the connection between global warming and the arid landscape in the Midwest. Is climate change causing this drought? Didn’t the United States suffer worse droughts in the past? And what will happen if the planet keeps heating up?”

“Those aren’t simple questions. So here’s a guide to what we know about the link between climate change and drought.”