Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Rainfall rise in the Sahel region of Africa - a rare positive effect of climate change

Study, conducted by scientists from the National Centre for Atmospheric Science at Britain's Reading University, states that  continued rise in greenhouse gas emissions was likely to help more rainfall and caused a greening of the Sahel region, south of the Sahara Desert from Senegal to Sudan.
About 100,000 people were killed in this region  in the 1970s and 1980s by severe droughts. The scientists, used a supercomputer climate simulator which showed that GHG emissions accounted for three-quarters of the recovery in rainfall, rather than other suggested factors such as changes in sea temperature or acid rains.  Read more at http://news.yahoo.com/