National Climate Assessment poem, Midwest edition, #5: Extreme Rainfall Events

flooding imageKey Message 5 for the Midwest, “Increased Rainfall and Flooding,” from the third National Climate Assessment, released May 6, 2014 (first post):

Extreme rainfall events

And flooding

Have increased during the last century,

And these trends are expected to continue,

causing erosion,

declining water quality,

and negative impacts on transportation,


human health,

and infrastructure.

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