Flooding, I've seen some over my life time but I think it may become common as time goes on.
There's no way I will type out a full version but I'll offer a synopsis and I hope you won't mind Dan.
I don't know how familiar you may be with the term or concept of, 'the hydrologic cycle' but here's what I believe many of my friends down south will be experiencing as time goes on...…….
Remember all that stuff on the edge of the news about extreme heat and drought in Alaska and other Arctic regions Greenland & etc this past few years?
The result of just this past years hot weather all over this part of the globe resulted in billions of gallons of water being released from where it has been trapped as ice for tens of thousands of years in some instances. Think in terms of many hundreds of millions of tons of water...….
Whether that water gathered in ponds and lakes - rivers and creeks - whether it filled ancient basins that have been dry for millenniums or if it emptied into the oceans the result was an increase in surface area of the earth which is covered with water.
Think on that concept a moment, river gets a bit higher it also gets wider hence more surface area. With that in mind consider our warming environment and the process of evaporation. More surface area of water + warmer temps = increased evaporation levels.
The water enters the atmosphere as vapor and then travels many hundreds (sometimes thousands) of miles high in that atmosphere but will indeed fall back to earth in some form of precipitation. The increase in the amount of fluid H20 on the planet will be causing a very noticeable increase in the frequency and amounts of rains and snow falling in various parts of the world.
Many people (I believe) scoff at the suggestion of climate change or a global warming because Miami or Manhattan have not been submerged by a rapid rise in sea level.
That's not how this is gonna work. Consider if you will the vastness of the oceans (all of them) and the extent in linear miles of shorelines globally. It will take years more of this accelerated melting of our planets ice stores before there will be a dramatic rise in sea level, however...……
With each warming season over our arctic zones even more water will be set free and it will then become a part of that increased surface area that will fuel the heightened evaporation levels due to additional H2O being available and so our rains will continue to increase both in frequency and volume of water being moved and then precipitated as the hydrologic cycle runs its course.
The end result given that this warming does not somehow come to a halt will inevitably be a drastic rise in sea level which of course will result in …….. wait for it …… wait …… Additional surface area of H2O to feed the evaporation stage of the hydrologic cycle.
Cheerful stuff that goes on behind my eyes huh?
I didn't write this suggesting it is real, we all know there are countless people who will call me misguided and wrong. Me? I have just enough education and life experience as a careful observer in the field to come up with such dangerous thoughts all by myself. I never have heard or read a single word of the scenario I have described anywhere. That all just happens in my head and there's a hell of a lot more in there too not much of which is especially cheerful stuff.
Sorry for the trip to bummer land