What is an arid environment?
Which of the following is not a characteristic of an arid environment?
What is a drought?
True or false? Drought often happens when rainfall is below average for a long period.
True or false? Droughts are often accompanied by high temperatures. This increases the rate of evaporation and the demand for water, depleting supplies even faster.
True or false? A drought can only happen in an area that has naturally low-levels of rainfall, such as deserts.
Droughts can happen anywhere where rainfall is below average for a long period.
True or false? Droughts can be hazardous.
True or false? Droughts can increase the risk of disease outbreak such as cholera.
Which of the following is not a hazard that can be caused by drought?
Which of the following is not an example of a cause of drought?
Where do most of the Earth's most severe droughts typically occur?
True or false? Some scientists believe climate change might cause droughts to become more frequent and severe in the future.
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