Extreme Storms and Floods Concretely Linked to Climate Change, Says New Study

New studies of severe storms and catastrophic floods add more evidence to the theory that rising greenhouse gas levels actually do increase the odds of such extreme weather events—and perhaps make them stronger.

The recent research is among the earliest that claim to present observable scientific evidence for a human role in altering these natural phenomena, though climate models and observations have long suggested such a link exists in a warming world.

In about two-thirds of the weather stations represented, greenhouse gases—which have risen over the same period—correlate with intensification of heavy precipitation events.

Full story:  Extreme Storms and Floods Concretely Linked to Climate Change, Says New Study.

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