Posted 9 April 2016
"A changing climate may not necessarily lead to more floods and droughts according to Swedish researchers who have reconstructed weather patterns over the past 1,200 years. Scientists used data collected from tree rings, marine sediments, ice cores and mineral deposits to examine the interaction between water and climate in the northern hemisphere over the centuries. Using this to create a 'spatial reconstruction of hydroclimate variability' they found no evidence to support simulations that showed wet regions getting wetter and dry regions drier during the 20th century." Reported in the UK's Daily Mail.