Looks Like Rain Again. And Again.

The acid test of a scientific theory is whether it makes predictions that eventually come true. 

So consider this old prediction, from a pair of researchers in Australia and New Zealand. They were summarizing the results of then-primitive computerized forecasts about global warming:

“The available evidence suggests that a warmer world is likely to experience an increase in the frequency of heavy precipitation events, associated with a more intense hydrological cycle and the increased water-holding capacity of a warmer atmosphere.”

That was published in 1995, and it was based on research going back to the 1980s. Fast forward to 2014.

Read full text in The New York Times