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Canadian-led Study Links Rainfall to Human Activity

Randy Boswell writes in Times Colonist:

A landmark Canadian-led study has drawn a clear link between human activity since the early 20th century and increased rainfall across much of the Northern Hemisphere – a finding that comes in the midst of flooding crises in Britain and China, and which appears to confirm a key argument about human-induced global climate change.

…The researchers concluded that at least 50 per cent, and as much as 85 per cent, of average rainfall increases at northern latitudes between 1925 and 1999 could be attributed to human activity.

The team’s data showed that in Canada and other northern countries, average annual precipitation increased by 62 millimetres between 1925 and 1999.

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