The Alarming Impact Of Sprawl On Weather

Experts say pollution and heat from urban areas can change precipitation patterns.
December 15, 2003, 8am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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The massive amounts of heat and pollution that rise from urban areas both delay and stimulate the fall of precipitation, cheating some areas of much-needed rain and snow while dousing others.The varying impacts, scientists say, support growing evidence that urbanization has a sharp and alarming effect on the climate that can wreak havoc with precipitation patterns.

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Published on Saturday, December 13, 2003 in The San Diego Union-Tribune
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