Daniel Swain

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Daniel Swain in The Washington Post: Record rain is hitting drought-stricken areas. That’s not good news.

“It is unusual, especially on the extreme precipitation [and] flash flood side,” said Daniel Swain, a climate scientist at the University of California at Los Angeles. “They’re not just beating a historical record by a marginal amount, but just completely blowing right past it and then some.”

Yet he isn’t surprised: A warmer climate is driving precipitation to higher extremes in both flooding and drought.