University Library Hosts Homecoming Exhibit
October 8, 2015
The Charlotte Observer - In 2013, after some controversy, South Carolina’s Department
of Natural Resources released a report on risks the state could face due to climate
change. One of those risks? “A predicted result of climate change is the increase
in intense storm events causing greater water inputs in shorter periods of time, affecting
flood frequency and duration,” the report noted.
"As the world warms, more water evaporates from the ocean, as well as lakes and rivers,"
says Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist from Texas Tech University. "That means
that, when a hurricane or a storm system comes along, there is on average more water
vapor available for it to pick up and dump on us than there would have been 50 or
100 years ago."
Read the story here.