Climate change made summer drought 20 times more likely

  • FILE - Sunflowers fields are completely dry in the Kochersberg near Strasbourg eastern France, Aug. 28, 2022. Widespread drought that dried up large parts of Europe, the United States and China this past summer was made 20 times more likely by climate change, according to a new study. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias, File)

  • FILE - Tia Bell runs up the Folsom Lake boat ramp that is normally underwater in Folsom, Calif., Oct. 3, 2022. Widespread drought that dried up large parts of Europe, the United States and China this past summer was made 20 times more likely by climate change, according to a new study. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

  • FILE - Cracked earth is visible at a dry lake bed near the village of Conoplja, 150 kilometers northwest of Belgrade, Serbia, Aug. 9, 2022. Widespread drought that dried up large parts of Europe, the United States and China this past summer was made 20 times more likely by climate change, according to a new study. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)

  • FILE - A couple stands on what was an ancient packhorse bridge exposed by low water levels at Baitings Reservoir in Yorkshire as record high temperatures hit Ripponden, England, Aug. 12, 2022. Widespread drought that dried up large parts of Europe, the United States and China this past summer was made 20 times more likely by climate change, according to a new study. (AP Photo/Jon Super, File)

  • FILE - Hay farmer Milan Adams releases a handful of dry soil in a recently plowed field, in Exeter, R.I., Aug. 9, 2022. Widespread drought that dried up large parts of Europe, the United States and China this past summer was made 20 times more likely by climate change, according to a new study. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

  • FILE - People walk close to the border at Yesa's reservoir affected by drought, on a sunny summer day in Yesa, around 55 kilometers (34,17 miles), from Pamplona, northern Spain, Sept. 14, 2022. Widespread drought that dried up large parts of Europe, the United States and China this past summer was made 20 times more likely by climate change, according to a new study. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

Drought that stretched across three continents this summer — drying out large parts of Europe, the United States and China — was made 20 times more likely by climate change, according to a new study.