Graph of the Week

Take a look at this world, as described by a new study on how global warming is leading to substantial increases in rainfall in some regions, substantial decreases in others.

Here’s the abstract in Nature,, and here’s a nice recap from GreenCarCongress, along with a graph from the study by Francis Zwiers and seven coauthors.

[Ed. Note — Yellow bands indicate anomalous dryness vs. the historical record. Grey indicates mixed signals. Green bands show anomalous wetness. Here’s a story in the Guardian re: the recent floods in England. And here’s a spirited discussion of same by scientists and interested observers participating in the the Global Change GoogleGroup.]

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