The Hot Zone

Extreme precipitation events pinpointed to global warming

Extreme precipitation events seem to be becoming more common in the Norther Hemisphere. But it’s been very hard for scientists to pinpoint a major weather event to global warming. Still, when a 100-year flood comes and then returns in a matter of a few years, it’s hard not to consider it a sign of a warming world. Several papers published this week in the journal Nature demonstrate that such extreme precipitation events in specific localities is the result of climate change and not an... [Read more]

Posted by Alison Hawkes on February 17, 2011 No Comments »
Category : Climate Science and Scientists

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