Saturday March 28, 2020

When it rains, it increasingly pours, scientists say

Studies since 1951 show that the wettest days every year have increased in intensity by 1% to 2% per decade

9th March, 2016
The wettest days every year are increasing in intensity Pic: Getty

A mantra among climate scientists for years has held that, as humanity continues to pump out carbon pollution, regions with lots of rainfall will receive more, and relatively arid places will get even less. That’s a global projection, however, and most of the globe's surface consists of ocean. More recently, scientists have wondered if that will hold true over land as well.

The Australian and US scientists who conducted the new study conclude...

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