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Worldwide, has the average amount of land in drought increased over the past 30 years?

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Per a 2013 study of satellite-measured precipitation published in the journal Theoretical and Applied Climatology, the "results reveal no significant trend in the areas under drought over land in the past three decades." However, when isolating the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, the study found a "significant positive trend in the area under drought over land" in the Southern Hemisphere.

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