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And now, the weather: Prepare for 10,000 years of drought

Thursday 13 Jul 17 10:00am

Stalagmites grow from the floor, stalactites from the roof, in this Iranian cave | Omid Jafarnezhad

By TIM RADFORD | Here is the long-term weather forecast for the heart of the Middle East. There will be 10,000 years of drought before rainfall increases significantly. If anything, rainfall will decrease.

And then, 100 centuries from now, subtle shifts in the planetary orbit and Earth’s axis will combine to bring a climate shift.

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