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The source of the rain that filled your town reservoir, or flooded your nearby river, or never arrived to water your crops, is most likely the ocean.
The cycle that transports water around the Earth is intensifying. The ocean contains 96 percent of the free water on Earth, and it acts like a massive water pump. Now, as global temperatures have been rising, there is strong evidence that the ocean water pump has been revving up…