Is there any scientific evidence that exploitation of natural resources (fossil energies, forests etc.) affects rainfalls or sea level, which can represent extreme events?

I read IPCC 2014 report and I see some claims like not all climate scientists agree on a variable catastrophic event probability.

They wrote the following sentences :

In the future, it is likely that the frequency of tropical cyclones globally will either decrease or remain unchanged, but there will be a likely increase in global mean tropical cyclone precipitation rates and maximum wind speed.

Is there any scientific references that justify this kind of claim ?

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    $\begingroup$ How about referencing where in the report the quote comes from ... and IPCC is FULL of references. $\endgroup$
    – f.thorpe
    Jan 13, 2017 at 22:34
  • $\begingroup$ IPCC reports are not referencing always to scientific papers. Especially, they have just wrote this sentence and not other additional information about the issue $\endgroup$ Jan 14, 2017 at 12:51
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    $\begingroup$ Not true... if you give the location of the reference, it would help get your question answered. Perhaps you are reading the summary report which links to the larger documents. $\endgroup$
    – f.thorpe
    Jan 14, 2017 at 16:55


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