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Geoengineering the climate could reduce vital rains


October 31, 2013

rain rolls in on agricultural land Although a significant build-up in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere would alter worldwide precipitation patterns, geoengineering would also interfere with rainfall and snowfall. An international study, led by NCAR scientists, finds that "geoengineering" could result in monsoonal rains in North America, East Asia and other regions dropping by 5-7 percent compared to preindustrial conditions because of less evaporation and reduced plant emissions of water. Full Story

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National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

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