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Global evidence links rise in extreme precipitation to human-driven climate change

ricane Harvey dumped an unheard-of 60 inches of rain in parts of Texas in 2017. AP Photo/David J. Phillip

Global evidence links rise in extreme precipitation to human-driven climate change

ricane Harvey dumped an unheard-of 60 inches of rain in parts of Texas in 2017. AP Photo/David J. Phillip

Global evidence links rise in extreme precipitation to human-driven climate change

ricane Harvey dumped an unheard-of 60 inches of rain in parts of Texas in 2017. AP Photo/David J. Phillip

Global evidence links rise in extreme precipitation to human-driven climate change

ricane Harvey dumped an unheard-of 60 inches of rain in parts of Texas in 2017. AP Photo/David J. Phillip

Human activities, such as burning fossil fuels for transportation and electricity, have worsened the intensity of extreme rainfall and snowfall over land in recent decades, not just in a few areas but on a global scale, new research shows.

Hurricane Harvey dumped an unheard-of 60 inches of rain in parts of Texas in 2017. AP Photo/David J. Phillip

Gavin D. Madakumbura, University of California, Los Angeles; Alex Hall, University of California, Los Angeles; Chad Thackeray, University of California, Los Angeles, and Jesse Norris, University of California, Los Angeles

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