Not Just Puerto Rico – Climate Disasters increasing World Wide

October 5, 2017

Puerto Rico and the Caribbean are not the only places that may be forever changed by a harsh new climate reality.

Above, Journalist Keith Scheider reflects on global observations of increasing climate fueled extremes, including India.

India Environmental Portal:

Socioeconomic challenges continue to mount for half a billion residents of central India because of a decline in the total rainfall and a concurrent rise in the magnitude and frequency of extreme rainfall events. Alongside a weakening monsoon circulation, the locally available moisture and the frequency of moisture-laden depressions from the Bay of Bengal have also declined. Here we show that despite these negative trends, there is a threefold increase in widespread extreme rain events over central India during 1950–2015. The rise in these events is due to an increasing variability of the low-level monsoon westerlies over the Arabian Sea, driving surges of moisture supply, leading to extreme rainfall episodes across the entire central subcontinent.

Below, ICYMI, Texas State Climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon describes increases in  extreme rains in and around Texas.

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