Global warming intensifies droughts and floods
Global warming is shifting ocean evaporation towards poles, robbing rain from already drought stricken areas to dump it on already wet areas
by Taimoor Sohail & Jan Zika, 24/02/2022 in The Conversation
Climate change is warping our fresh water cycle – and much faster than we thought: Fresh water cycles from ocean to air to clouds to rivers and back to the oceans. This constant shuttling can give us the illusion of certainty. Fresh water will always come from the tap. Won’t it? — Unfortunately, that’s not guaranteed. Climate change is shifting where the water cycle deposits water on land, with drier areas becoming drier still, and wet areas becoming even wetter.
- Full paper published in Nature: Observed poleward freshwater transport since 1970 (behind paywall)
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