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.