In the recent years of rising global temperatures, there has been an abrupt increase in precipitation. Thousands around the world have lost homes, property, or loved ones due to the substantial rainfall and massive floods brought on by the changing climate which is said to cause changes in atmospheric conditions, such as the proliferation of Atmospheric Rivers (ARs). "Across the United States in the five decades I've been alive, the number of extreme downpours a year has increased 30 percent. Across New England, it's gone up 85 percent. Across Vermont, it's literally doubled. The intensity of the largest rainstorm each year has grown by more than a fifth. And all of this is with one degree of temperature increase," says author Bill McKibben in his latest book on the environment, entitled Oil and Honey.
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