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HOW MUCH MORE RAIN WILL GLOBAL WARMING BRING?

Climate models and satellite observations both indicate that the total amount of water in the atmosphere will increase at the rate of 7% per kelvin of surface warming. [...] In addition to warming Earth's surface and lower troposphere, the increase in greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations is likely to alter the planet's hydrologic cycle. If the changes in the intensity and spatial distribution of rainfall are substantial, they may pose one of the most serious risks associated with climate change.                                       

Frank J Wentz, Lucrezia Ricciardulli, Kyle Hilburn, Carl Mears, Science, 13 July 2007

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