Deluge and Changing Precipitation


Climate change can make it rain more in some parts of the world and less in others parts of the world. It will worse the extremes of precipitation.

  • In wet regions, there will be more deluge, meaning a severe flood. This causes more flooding, which displaces thousands of people and costs communities and nations billions of dollars.

  • Dry regions will become even drier. This can lead to more drought, wildfires, and water scarcity.

  • This is already happening: we've seen a 90% increase in precipitation in much of the U.S., but in dry California, precipitation has decreased!

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Trenberth, Kevin E. “Changes in Precipitation with Climate Change.” Climate Research 47, no. 1 (March 31, 2011): 123–38. https://doi.org/10.3354/cr00953.

“Clausius-Clapeyron Equation.” Chemistry LibreTexts. Libretexts, February 17, 2021. https://chem.libretexts.org/Bookshelves/Physical_and_Theoretical_Chemistry_Textbook_Maps/Supplemental_Modules_(Physical_and_Theoretical_Chemistry)/Physical_Properties_of_Matter/States_of_Matter/Phase_Transitions/Clausius-Clapeyron_Equation.

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Last Updated: May 26, 2021