Six years ago I predicted the heavy rainfall that that has hit Ireland and the rest of the British Isles over the past few days.
I am not a clairvoyant, I don’t even have a crystal ball. Using some basic principles that I describe in the first two chapters of my eBook A Wet Look At Climate Change I wrote about the consequences of global warming and the likely event of extreme weather hitting us. Of course I was not alone in this prediction. It comes as no surprise to those that know the principles that we are seeing heavy rain and feeling the effect of storm following storm.
Here are some facts that help in understanding the principles
Fact: Warmer air holds more moisture.
Fact: There is more water on our planet than land, about four times as much.
Fact: Water evapourates.
Fact: Water goes into the air and falls back to land as rain or snow – the Hydrolytic or Water Cycle.
Fact: The west coast of Ireland and the west coast of Scotland are the first big land masses to be hit by North Atlantic storms that have picked up moisture on their way over the ocean.
Result: Global warming = more moisture in the air = more water falling back to earth = FLOODS
Simple principles leading to an easily understandable consequence.
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