Effects

Deluge and Changing Precipitation

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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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Sources

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