12 Jun '15, 10am

May was the wettest month in U.S. history as climate change continues to wreak havoc on the country

The national average rainfall for the lower 48 states was 4.36 inches, a full 1.45 inches above average, beating out the previous wettest month in U.S. history, which occurred in October 2009, when 4.29 inches fell. According to Mashable , Texas state climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon has said that “such an extremely wet month might have a recurrence period of about every 2,000 years, assuming the climate was stationary.” But, given the effects of global warming , the climate is far from stationary—and we are likely to see more such months like this in an increasingly hot, moist atmosphere.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/may-was-the-wettest-month-in-u-s-his...

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