There are various processes that earth goes through when it comes to weather and natural changes, the magnitude in which these manifestations occur are directly related to climate change. In this piece I want to elaborate on how climate change contributes in one way or another to flooding and their intensity.
Climate change has been responsible for how certain natural disasters behave. For the most part we know that the most common way in which floods occur is due to rain, this means that by having long periods of heavy rain certain areas may begin to flood. Since these type of areas usually don’t have a way for the water to escape, it’s even easier for water to accumulate and ruin people’s property. However, what does heavy rain have to do with climate change? The fact of the matter is that climate change reinforces rainfall. Global warming increases the frequency in which it rains in many areas of the world bringing the consequences of water accumulation and leaving behind a string of destruction. Although we might think that only climate change is responsible for how floods occur that is not entirely the case. We are responsible for increasing the magnitude of this natural event considering our destruction of protective systems provided by nature and the construction of architectural structures in areas with a high risk of flooding. On the other hand, sea level rise also puts people who live close to the coast in danger and is a threat not only to material property but to human life as well.
Overall, these are some ways in which climate change contributes to the behavior of floods and also the part humans play in creating these type of natural disasters and the creating the state for them to happen.