Dec 4, 2015

Chennai floods: Extreme weather here to Stay?

Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India
by
The Economic Times
Chennai has been battered by record-breaking rainfall that continues to pound the city. The deluge has raised many questions about the catastrophe. Image: ET
Chennai has been battered by record-breaking rainfall that continues to pound the city. The deluge has raised many questions about the catastrophe. Image: ET

Extreme precipitation events are increasing across the world, particularly in Asia. Scientists say this is due to global warming and climate change...Simply put, higher temperature increases water evaporation and cloud formation. Further, it is scientifically established that heat increases the atmosphere's capacity to hold water in line with mathematical formulations contained in the Clausius-Clapeyron equation.