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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Chennai, India is running out of water (quick post)

News: Chennai, India, a city of nearly 5 million people, has become the latest major city to run out of water. Climate change (drought and increasing heat) along with massive, rapid population growth and weak planning and infrastructure inefficiencies have put Chennai into the same category as Sao Paulo, Brazil and Cape Town, South Africa. Think it can only happen in other places? The western…

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