Was Nashville flooding spurred by global warming?

From Green Right Now Reports

Seeing the pictures of the flooding in Nashville this past week may have reminded you of other recent U.S. floods — in Fargo, Iowa City and the Mississippi River Valley.

Nashville Flooding, May 2010 (Photo: ABC News)

Nashville Flooding, May 2010 (Photo: ABC News)

And if you keep up with global warming, you may be wondering if this trend isn’t proving what scientists have been telling us about extreme rain events growing more severe and more frequent under climate change.

That question certainly came up in Nashville, according Rich Hayes, deputy communications director at the Union of Concern Scientists and a Nashville resident.