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Extreme Weather 101: Climate Change and Precipitation

Extreme Weather 101: Climate Change and Precipitation
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When it rains, it pours. That’s how we may want to think about the effects of climate change on precipitation. Scientist Tom Petersen and meteorologist Dan Satterfield explain the link between rainstorms and global warming in Extreme Weather 101.

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