Climate study calls floods, not drought, biggest threat

06/1/2007 | USA Today

A new study suggests climate modelers are overstating the risk of drought while not giving enough weight to flooding issues. "With respect to severe weather events like hurricanes, I am not sure what the implications are. But this much more rain worldwide could certainly pose one of the most serious risks (from flooding) associated with climate change," says study lead author Frank Wentz of Remote Sensing Systems.

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