Climate change intensifying water cycle, bringing more powerful storms and flooding

Japan Today | Aug 3, 2022 at 10:00 PM
  • Powerful storm systems triggered flash flooding across the U.S. in late July, inundating St Louis neighborhoods with record rainfall and setting off mudslides in eastern Kentucky, where at least 16 people died in flooding.
  • It documented an increase in both wet extremes, including more intense rainfall over most regions, and dry extremes, including drying in the Mediterranean, southwestern Australia, southwestern South America, South Africa and western North America.
  • Rainfall intensity is expected to increase for most land areas, but the largest increases in dryness are expected in the Mediterranean, southwestern South America and western North America.