Floods everywhere

The Yangtze River floods its banks leaving 28000 homes damaged and at least 141 people dead or missing. (DW media)

It’s hard to keep up with the climate news these days. A quick search of flooding in Google News gives the following headlines in just the last week:

And a summary story on the connections between flooding and climate change from a Research Fellow at Colorado State University:

Although floods are a natural occurrence, human-caused climate change is making severe flooding events like this more common. I study how climate change affects hydrology and flooding. In mountainous regions, three effects of climate change in particular are creating higher flood risks: more intense precipitation, shifting snow and rain patterns and the effects of wildfires on the landscape.