Study: ‘The US Will See 50‰ More Lightning Strikes, Thanks to Global Warming’

By: - Climate DepotNovember 14, 2014 8:35 AM

Lightning strikes in the continental United States will increase roughly 12 percent for every degree Celsius of global warming, a study published today in Science finds. If warming continues unchecked, that could translate into a 50 percent increase in lightning by the end of the century—three strikes then for every two strikes now.