Large, intense thunderstorms will happen more frequently

News: “Large, intense thunderstorms cause flooding and fatalities.” The United States is especially impacted. Storms of this nature (mesoscale convective system-organized storms) “have increased in frequency and intensity in the USA over the past 35 years.” Research using a climate model which can “realistically simulate” this type of storm tracked changes through 2100. The result? Intense summer thunderstorms “will more than triple in North America.”…

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The impact of sea level rise on Florida–and the world

Read these two excerpts (here and here) from a new book by Elizabeth Rush which details the effects of sea level rise on the south coast of Florida, USA.  “Sunny day flooding”–where coasts flood even without rain and storms due to rising seas and high tides is increasingly frequent today.  This is not a theory or a prediction; it is happening today “from Portland, Maine…

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