UC Berkeley Climate Scientist Says Lightning Expected to Increase By 50 Percent With Global Warming

November 14, 2014 3:03 PM

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November 13, 2014 - BERKELEY — By Robert Sanders - 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 journalScience, UC 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 electrical discharges to the g...

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