Heat, fires, and floods: A tour of the globe’s painful July

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.”

read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/07/31/climate-change-fueling-hellish-july-heat-fires-and-floods/871115002/

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