Lightning will increase by 50 percent with global warming, research says

November 13, 2014 7:00 PM

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Lightning will increase by 50 percent with global warming, research says

Today's climate models predict a 50 percent increase in lightning strikes across the United States during this century as a result of warming temperatures associated with climate change.

Reporting in the Nov. 14 issue of the journal Science, University of California, Berkeley, climate scientist David Romps and his colleagues look at predictions of precipitation and cloud buoyancy in 11 different climate models and conclude that their combined effect will generate more frequent elect...

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