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More heavy rain is one of the hallmark signs of climate change. As the atmosphere warms, more water evaporates from soils, plants, lakes, & oceans. For every additional 1°F of warming, the atmosphere is capable of holding an additional 4 percent of water vapor. So when this additional water vapor condenses into precipitation, it leads khổng lồ heavier rain — or when cold enough, heavier snow. The amount of precipitation falling in the heaviest one percent of all events is increasing across the U.S. — up 55 percent in the Northeast and 42 percent in the Midwest since 1958.


While there are other human factors associated with flooding, such as engineering of waterways and land development, the fact is that more downpours increase the risk of flooding. This expands the risk zone into areas that were previously safe from floods. Also, heavier rain increases erosion & runoff, removing agricultural topsoils & increasing the flow of pollutants into our waterways.





Across U.S., Heaviest Downpours On The Rise

Very heavy downpours are happening more often. Watch how many more of the rainiest days on record are happening now compared to the past.

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POURING IT ON: How Climate Change Intensifies Heavy Rain Events

Human-caused climate change intensifies the heaviest downpours.More than 70%of the planet’s surface is water, và as the world warms,more water evaporatesfrom oceans, lakes, và soils. Every 1°F rise also allows the atmosphere khổng lồ hold 4%more water vapor.

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Hurricane Harvey Rain Attribution Analysis

Heavy rain with Harvey was three times more likely & 15 percent heavier as a result of climate change.

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When it Rains it Pours, & Sewage Hits the fan

Increasing heavy downpours, fueled by climate change, cause billions of gallons of sewage overflows nationwide.

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Louisiana Deluge Attribution Analysis

Heavy rain in 2016 Louisiana deluge was 40 percent more likely và 10 percent heavier as a result of climate change.

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Across U.S., Heaviest Downpours On The Rise

Across most of the country, the heaviest downpours are happening more frequently, delivering a deluge in place of what would have been routine heavy rain.

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