by Doyle Rice, USA Today
The fierce July that saw monstrous wildfires, record heat and unprecedented flooding across the globe was fueled by man-made climate change, scientists said – and these extremes are likely to become a fact of life.
“Overall, globally, what we’ve been seeing is exactly what has been predicted for decades,” said Noah Diffenbaugh, a geoscientist at Stanford University. Climate change is “upping the odds that when these heat waves happen that they’re hotter and more severe.”
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