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As we approach summer in the northern hemisphere, torrential rains are happening with increasing frequency.

As we approach summer in the northern hemisphere, torrential rains are happening with increasing frequency.  One thing we can say with confidence, the water cycle (or hydrologic cycle) is intensifying due to climate change.

The Balkans, as everyone is aware, have experienced catastrophic flooding due to literally experiencing three months of rain in two days. To grasp the severity of these floods, a beautiful, yet haunting, video was shot in Croatia.

Floods in Croatia 2014 from Robert Balasko, on Vimeo.

What has been referred to as 'historic-level' rains, led to flooding in south China killed 19 people, and destroyed over 3000 structures.

In the US, heavy rains, flooding and possible tornadoes battered many parts in the United States.

This is only the beginning of what promises to be a wild year in weather. This is especially true if the #El Nino event happens later on this year.  There are concerns that this will rival the 1997-1998 El Nino. One of the concerns is that rains will be taken from Asia and Australia and dumped on the Americas.  In the poorer regions of Central and South America, it could be catastrophic.

This news just in. Eastern Norway is currently experiencing flooding. The details of this event are still unclear. The sad irony is that Norway has been a significant aid to Serbia in their crisis. Hopefully not many people are affected by this.

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