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Currently — December 7th, 2021

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How climate change affects precipitation where you live
USA Today released a data investigation that breaks down just how many people and places are being affected by extreme precipitation in the U.S. The investigation is part of a project called Downpour, which visualizes the way climate change has shifted precipitation trends over the past 126 years.
Currently spoke with Kevin Crowe a data journalist at USA Today who worked on the project.
“A grand majority of the population in the United States lives in an area that is affected to some degree by these changes in patterns,” said Crowe.
He said that the rate at which precipitation has changed, particularly over the past three decades is “startling”.
Just this past year extreme flooding events, mudslides, and droughts broke records across the world. According to USA Today’s findings, more than half of the nation’s climate divisions had their wettest periods on record since 2018.
The journalists created a tool that allows U.S. residents can enter their zip code and see just how precipitation has shifted in their community since 1895.
Dinah Pulver, one of Downpour’s lead reporters, and Michael Mann, a climatologist at Penn State University, are hosting a Twitter Space tomorrow to discuss how the climate crisis is affecting rainfall patterns.
Dinah Voyles Pulver
Looking forward to joining Mike and several others on Twitter Spaces Tuesday night to talk about our project, Downpour, and how the warming climate is changing rainfall patterns. https://t.co/juiWz2muX7
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