Another effect of climate change September 8, 2008 : 12:26 PM

Skeptics and deniers might still be closing their eyes and holding their hands over their ears, but everyday more and more effects of the climate crisis appear. The Wall Street Journal, reporting on mud slides in Los Angles this week wrote,

“Mudslides often follow big fires as part of a natural process that has gone on for millennia in the West. But forestry experts are increasingly concerned about a noticeable upswing in torrential downpours in California that threatens to send even more mud and debris cascading into downstream communities.

The most likely culprit, scientists and other experts say, is climate change. Increased downpours are consistent with the predicted impacts of global warming, as higher temperatures cause more ocean water to evaporate, making for stronger storms.”