Climate Change Impacts in Detroit "Rain Gardens to the Rescue"
February 8, 2024
I'm willing to bet that most people reading this article have noticed that we are experiencing more rain that comes down with greater intensity. In other words, it's raining cats and dogs, causing street flooding, basement backups, and combined sewer overflows.
These intense storms are a result of a warming climate. Greenhouse gasses (GHG) trap water moisture in the lower atmosphere, causing clouds to contain much more moisture, returning to Earth as rain or snow. As we continue to pump more GHG into our atmosphere, Michigan will continue to see more frequent and intense storms.