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Cracking the mystery of thunder & lightning

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Lightning and thunderstorms appear to be getting more common and there are suggestions that this will continue as a result of global warming.

In 2014, Professor David Romps at the University of California, Berkeley, US, developed an atmospheric model that predicted lightning will increase by 12% for every degree Earth warms.

There are some indications that this might be happening already.

Researchers in the Netherlands have looked at the numbers of fires started by lightning in the forests of Alaska and Canada and found these have risen by 2% to 4% a year for the past 40 years.

Full article at Horizon magazine: Link

Edited by Eldorado
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