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Monday, 07 November 2016 15:25

More evidence of increased flooding associated with climate change

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The UK newspaper The Guardian cites research by Princeton University, USA, in reporting that Hurricane Sandy-level flooding is "rising so sharply it could become normal". An analysis of past storms and models of future events as the planet warms has shown that Sandy-like floods have already become three times more common in the New York area since 1800. This frequency is set to climb further, from once every 400 years to once every 90 years by 2100, due to the effects of sea level rise alone.

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