Earlier today, the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization and the Natural Resources Defense Council made public their worries regarding the extreme weather conditions that began to manifest themselves in the Midwest.
Although humanity has dealt with major storms before, what alarms researchers at this point is the rapid increase in their number: since about the 1960's up until now, the Midwest was faced with a staggering 103% increase in the number of devastating rains.
The scientists who have looked into these recent developments in our planet's climate claim that these extreme weather manifestations are due to the fact that the percentage of gas emissions in the atmosphere is continually going up.
Thus, gas emissions not only lead to rising temperatures. They also cause sudden and severe downpours, something that meteorologists call weather instability.
explains, the most drastic downpours the Midwest experienced over the past few decades occurred throughout the last 10-12 years. Reports show that, so far, the states of Indiana, Wisconsin, Missouri, Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois and Iowa are the ones that took the lion's share storms-wise.
With heavy downpours come big floods, and this means that various communities and their crops risk being washed away at the blink of an eye.
Now, some might say that researchers are a bit overreacting when it comes to these issues, as a little rain never hurt anybody. However, let us remember the month of June, 2011, when the Missouri River spilled over its banks along the Nebraska-Iowa state-line – a direct result of extreme storms in the region.
With most people worrying more about hurricanes, perhaps it is time to make the public realize the fact that mere water can cause equal, if not more, damage, and that unless we do something to diminish gas emissions, a re-make of the Biblical Flood may be just around the corner. And Noah isn't with us any longer.