300 percent extreme weather increase forecast
Climate research makes gloomy reading: The next 100 years will see 30 percent more rain with a two or threefold increase in the frequency of precipitation. Autumn will last longer and spring will arrive earlier.
20 percent more rain has fallen on western Norway during the last 100 years compared with the previous century. Statistics showing precipitation has increased since the late 1700s’ industrial revolution strengthen climate researchers’ theory that humans have had a hand in it.
The climate models show it will happen more frequently in the in the next 100 years.
“There’ll be 200 to 300 percent more intense and heavy rainfall in Rogaland county,” climate researcher and University of Bergen professor Helge Drange told Aftenbladet.
This means longer autumns, earlier springs, 30 percent more rain, and rain falling two to three times more often.
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