Texas+Water Editor-in-Chief Dr. Todd Votteler talks with Dr. Benjamin Cook, one of the authors of a new study published by Science Magazine that suggests current drought conditions are just the beginning of a more extreme trend toward megadroughts as global warming continues.
Cook is an Adjunct Research Scientist at the Earth Institute’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. In addition to his position at Lamont, Cook also serves as a Research Physical Scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York where he researches drought, hydroclimate, and interactions between the land surface and climate system.
Cook holds a B.S. in Environmental and Forest Biology from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry as well as an M.S. and Ph.D. in Environmental Science from the University of Virginia.