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ScienceFest: Evan Girvetz on the Climate Change Planning Paradox

  11/27/2012

A Rainer but Drier Future? Why Much of the World Faces this Climate Change Planning Paradox

Much of the world is projected in the future to have increasing arid conditions across much of the earth due to increased temperatures, even in the face of precipitation increasing precipitation. I will show you how this climate change paradox of rainier but drier conditions is projected to occur over 30% of the world, where future planning will need to account for both increased flood and increased drought conditions. I will demonstrate how the Climate Wizard can be used to understand these rainier and drier conditions across the different ecoregions of the world.


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