This article discusses weather extremes and whether their cause is climate change.
Dramatic weather events happened this past week in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere. There were wildfires in Greece, Scandinavia, and the Western U.S.Flooding followed record rainfalls in the Northeast. And dangerous heat waves settled over the Southwest, Japan, and the U.K.
If it continues like this, 2018 could end up being one of the hottest years on record.
When the news is full of stories on extreme weather, it’s hard not to wonder: Is this what climate change looks like?
Climate scientists say yes — though it’s complicated.