Friday, May 29, 2015

Weather Extremes Wear Climate Change's Fingerprints

In the Indian heat, a man takes an outdoor nap. (Credit: Mohamed Somji, Flickr) Click to Enlarge.
Communities across the globe got a sobering snapshot this week of what the future is likely to hold more of: extreme weather getting even more extreme thanks to climate change.

Historic rainfall and flooding in Texas and Oklahoma left thousands homeless and dozens of people dead.  India is in the midst of a prolonged heat wave that has already claimed more than 1,800 lives.  Wildfires in Alberta consumed hundreds of square miles of forest while creeping closer to Canada's tar sands, shutting down production of the carbon-intense fossil fuel.

Read more at Weather Extremes Wear Climate Change's Fingerprints

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