STATES CHRONICLE – Researchers have claimed that climate change influences the formation of extreme rainfall which will affect a lot of territories shortly. Based on several statistics, scientists predict that by the end of the century the US will face increased heavy rainfalls which will become five times more severe, causing mudslides and flash floods. This significant amount of water will also ruin crops.
The group of researchers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research has asserted that people need to be aware of the dangers which are on the verge of happening. They need to be informed that catastrophic rainfalls will affect many regions and they need to prepare themselves for what is worst, handling the extreme weather.
Experts claimed that the increase in the average temperatures caused the air to become moister and warmer, thus preparing the perfect environment for heavy storms. Andreas Prein, the led author of the study and also the spokesperson for the National Center for Atmospheric Research, has argued that people should expect massive thunderstorms, the kind that occurs every season. The only difference will be that they will become numerous and more severe.
The new study revealed that shortly, the US would experience approximately five massive rainfalls per season, which will have a greater intensity than frequent storms. The team or researchers have stated that the intensity of extreme precipitation has risen in absolutely all regions of the US. What is more, scientists predict that these storms are bound to become even harsher due to climate change which influences a continuous warming process affecting the entire planet.
Researchers have developed a computer program prone to help them with the development of their study, inserting their new details about the weather changes registered starting with 2000 up to 2013. They have also modified and adapted all the data to fulfill the goal of the study, determining how average temperatures will increase.
The studies developed by the UN have proved that average world temperatures are bound to rise by almost 5.4 Fahrenheit until 2100. Nevertheless, experts have also argued that 2016 is known to be the warmest, considering the fact that scientists had started recording these temperatures back in the 19th century. Due to climate change, the air becomes hotter, thus retaining more water vapors. A heavily wet air will turn into an extreme rainfall.
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