CA May See More Rainfall Over Next Century
Aug 1, 2017 at 2:00pm
Ian Evans, Water Deeply
New research by Robert Allen, a climatologist at the University of California, Riverside, suggests that climate change may actually result in more precipitation – and more floods and storms.
After undergoing five years of drought, many Californians may fear a future with less rainfall thanks to climate change. However, research carried out at the University of California, Riverside, suggests precipitation across the state may actually increase over the next hundred years.
To get the most accurate look at what California’s rainfall might look like in the future, Allen chose only those models that most accurately measured precipitation across the state. Under “business as usual” scenarios – where humans continue to burn fossil fuels at the same rate we do now – Allen found that there could be a 12 percent increase in precipitation across the state by the end of the century.
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