An unusually heavy rainfall and snowfall brought on by man-made climate change is on the rise all over the world, a UCLA study published in Nature Communications found.

Although climate change is generally believed to bring about higher temperatures and more devastating droughts, it is also associated with increased rainfall.

This is primarily because the warmer atmosphere can hold more moisture, which can lead to faster rain periods, said Gavin Madakumbura, lead author of the study and a graduate student in climate modeling at UCLA.

Human activities have become very strongly associated with intensifying heavy rain and snow events that could lead to problems such as flooding, soil erosion, crop damage, or problems management of water resources.

After teaching the machine learning program in computer-based data mining, the researchers set out to analyze actual observed rainfall data from the 1982 to 2015 years.

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