"Human Activity Influencing Global Rainfall, Study Finds"

"Anthropogenic warming of climate has been a factor in extreme precipitation events globally, researchers say"

"Human activity such as such as greenhouse gas emissions and land use change were a key factor in extreme precipitation events such as flooding and landslides around the world, a study has found.

In recent years, there have been numerous instances of flooding and landslides: extreme precipitation, an amount of rainfall or snowfall that exceeds what is normal for a given region, can be a cause of such events.

Natural variations in climate, such as El Niño–Southern Oscillation (Enso), affect precipitation. But attribution research studies, such as the latest modelling study, published on Tuesday in Nature Communications, work to better understand whether human actions impacting the climate, such as greenhouse gas emissions and land-use changes, contribute to the likelihood and severity of extreme events."

Charlotte Burton reports for the Guardian July 7, 2021.

Source: Guardian, 07/08/2021