Weather and Climate Extremes in a Changing Climate

200806261430The US Climate Change Science Program has a new report on on extreme climate change. Nothing new to those who read the daily weather reports:
– more frequent and intense downpours, and higher proportion of total rainfall in heavy precipitation events (hello Iowa…)
– Increase in area affected by drought.
– fewer cold days and nights
– hotter and more frequent hot days and spells
– more frequent heat waves
– more intense hurricanes.

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