31 Jul '11, 12am

Global Storming

Global Storming

What goes up when the rain comes down? Brace yourself! Worldwide, 2010 was the wettest year since records began. And it was not just the amount of rain and snow, but the intensity which increased. Choosing where to live in the future will be much more to do with protecting yourself against flooding than worrying about warmer weather and rising sea levels. Australia, Pakistan, Tennessee, China, the Philippines, Thailand, Brazil, the Balkans, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Colombia, Sri Lanka, France and the UK all experienced devastating rainfall last year. And there was unusually heavy snowfall in some of those regions. Why is this happening and what should you do about it? There is a list of tips at the end of the story. Every scientist agrees that temperatures are rising, and that as warmer air expands it holds more moisture. Each 1 degree centigrade rise in global temperature a...

Full article: http://www.off-grid.net/2011/07/30/global-storming/

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