Report: Increased greenhouse gases and aerosols have similar effects on rainfall

Although greenhouse gases and aerosols have very distinct properties, their effects on spatial patterns of rainfall change are surprisingly similar, according to new research from the University of Hawaii at Manoa's International Pacific Research Center (IPRC) and Scripps Institution of Oceanography. The study is published in the September 1 online issue of Nature Geoscience.

Global warming brings severe rainstorms

Extreme rainfall events are becoming more and more commmon across the globe as climate change brings higher temperatures, researchers say.