The National Climate Assessment came out last week, and used one striking number to distinguish climate changes in the Northeast and elsewhere in the U.S.: “between 1958 and 2010, the Northeast saw more than a 70% increase in the amount of precipitation falling in very heavy events (defined as the heaviest 1% of all daily . . . → Read More: Expect 4″ of rain in NYC at least one day a year
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released drafts of its 5th Assessment last month. Here’s a scenario they think is plausible for the end of the century, assuming some mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions:
U.S. mostly warmer by 4-5 degrees F U.S. mostly wetter by 0-10% in precipitation but precipitation drier by 0-10% year-round in . . . → Read More: Climate risks for U.S. agriculture: results from IPCC #5
This is a map of Manhattan sewer smells in 1910 — click to see it in GoogleMaps, where you can click the pins and get a whiff.
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