The satellite review of tropical rainstorms since the 1980s gave the first observational evidence to confirm computer models that predict more intense cloudbursts because of global warming stoked by human activities, they said.Bottom Line: Start building your ark.
Writing in the journal Science, they also said the trend to extreme soakings was stronger than predicted by computer models "implying that projections of future changes in rainfall extremes ... may be underestimated".
The UN Climate Panel, drawing on the work of 2,500 scientists, said last year that rainfall was likely to get more intense in many tropical regions, raising risks of flash floods, erosion and mudslides.
11 Aug 2008
The greatest danger from global warming is not higher temperatures but more extreme weather. The bad news is that reality has turned out to be harsher than models predicted, i.e.,