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  1. Butterfly effect says:

    Millions of people in the South Indian city of Chennai, the country’s sixth largest metropolis, are facing an acute water shortage as the main reservoirs have dried up after a poor monsoon season. (CBS News 6/20/19)
    Ecologist and biodiversity expert Dr. Jayashree Vencatesan has studied 200 years worth of data on Chennai’s monsoon seasons. She told CBS News the data analysis by herself and other researchers at the Care Earth Trust show a marked change around nine years ago; while the overall amount of rain has remained roughly the same, the number of days with rainfall have reduced drastically. In other words, more days with severe downpours and less steady, sustained rainfall. That leads to more quick runoff and less flowing in a controlled way into reservoirs.
    “This may be a case of climate change,” she said.
    Climate scientists have warned that the increase in average global temperatures appears to be causing earlier melting of Arctic ice, which can have a broad impact on the Earth’s climate over the course of a year — bringing exactly the kind of dramatic changes in weather patterns that the data from India reflect.
    See also “Risk assessment of extreme precipitation in the coastal areas of Chennai as an element of catastrophe prevention”

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