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We’re saved! Landslides won’t increase from climate change/global warming

From CARDIFF UNIVERSITY and the “global warming is not omnipotent after all” department comes this press release that makes me wonder if academics lay awake at night trying to think up new climate change possibilities.

Climate change to have ‘little effect’ on common landslides

New study suggests the frequency of landslides in storm-affected areas will not increase as a result of climate change

The frequency of common landslides is not likely to increase as a result of more rainstorms brought about by future climate change, new research from Cardiff University has shown.

Experts at the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences have shown that while the frequency of rainstorms may increase by up to 10% according to climate change projections, this would produce a long-term increase in shallow landslide frequency of less than 0.5%.
 

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That study doesn't make sense. If there is an increase in the amount of water hitting slope, then there is an increase in the amount of slippage that will occur. Water acts as both an eroding agent and as a lubricant. There isn't a one to one relationship between rainfall increase and landslide increase. But only a 0.5% increase is significantly low.
 
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