The West has seen an increase in “hot droughts” - when extreme drought and heat occur at the same time - over the last century due to human-caused climate change, according to a recent study in Science Advances. CNN covered the issue and went to Michigan EARTH Affiliated Professor Jonathan Overpeck for comments.

“Water security and wildfire will become bigger problems until climate change is stopped,” said Overpeck, who has researched hot droughts. “These impacts were predicted long ago and are now becoming clear.”

You can read the full article with CNN here.