[ExI] noaa report

Damien Sullivan phoenix at ugcs.caltech.edu
Tue Nov 10 18:33:51 UTC 2009

On Mon, Nov 09, 2009 at 09:15:12PM -0800, spike wrote:

>    This NOAA report shows the Sahara Desert received quite a bit more
>    rain, and easter Asia less.

Awesome!  That's great for the crowds of people living in the Sahara and
should be no problem for the scant populations of east Asia!  Nothing to
worry about, folks!

Places can get drier even with more rain, due to higher temperatures
raising evaporation rates.  Not sure why swamps would get wetter, maybe
from the water that doesn't evaporating running off and collecting where
it already collects.  It's less about what comes down and more about
water in the soil.

-xx- Damien X-) 

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