An analysis of 60 years of data from more than 200 weather stations in the US states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont found a predominance of extreme precipitation events, which are defined as storms that produced at least 1 inch of rain or its water equivalent in snow over a 24-hour period.
Researchers from the US-based organization Clean Air-Cool Planet and University of New Hampshire's Carbon Solutions New England stated that average annual precipitation also increased nearly three-quarters of an inch per decade over the 60-year period.
Although the storms and flooding in March that caused extensive damage throughout the northeastern states were not counted in the study findings, scientists say that these could easily be considered part of the global warming effect, with more in store if climate change continues.
Many thanks Clean Air-Cool Planet and University of New Hampshire’s Carbon Solutions New England for this revealing research. Let us swiftly adopt more sustaining lifestyles to stabilize the environment and preserve our precious Earth.
During a November 2009 videoconference in Mexico, Supreme Master Ching Hai also addressed the increased threats induced by global warming while highlighting the most effective solution.