by Susan Wilson, green blorge, January 13, 2011
But it’s likely that the number of strong storms involving rain, snow and hail is also rising because of warming temperatures", says Ernst Rauch, who heads the company’s Corporate Climate Center.
“We believe we see indications that weather patterns — so the frequency and intensity of convective storms — in some parts of the United States has already changed,” he said yesterday. “So we believe we have indications that climate change is already, at least to some extent, visible.”
“If you pull more water out, it will take longer to recharge,” said Harold Brooks, a research meteorologist with the National Severe Storms Laboratory in Oklahoma. “That’s why we get both flood and drought [with climate change].”