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Climate change: Why is the world seeing more record-breaking floods?

Human-caused climate change is making severe flooding events more common. Image: Unsplash/ål nik

Frances Davenport

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University

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Climate change is making record-breaking extreme precipitation more likely, which subsequently results in flooding events.
Climate change is making record-breaking extreme precipitation more likely, which subsequently results in flooding events. Image: IPCC Sixth Assessment Report

Scientists have found that rain-caused floods are becoming more common due to climate change.
Scientists have found that rain-caused floods are becoming more common due to climate change. Image: USGS National Water Information System
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