Climate change plays a role in the rapid intensification of storms, and in Ida’s case, other factors worked as well to ramp up winds in a matter of hours.
Warming increased the likelihood of the record downpours last month in Germany and Belgium and also made them wetter, according to a study.
The showers are another troubling sign of a changing Arctic, which is warming faster than any other region on Earth.
Arizona farmers will take the initial brunt, but wider reductions loom as climate change continues to affect flows into the river.
A rapid analysis of last week’s record-breaking heat found that it would have been virtually impossible without the influence of human-caused climate change.
The region, which could provide a last refuge for polar bears and other Arctic wildlife that depends on ice, is not as stable as previously thought, according to a new study.
The finding by researchers runs counter to a basic tenet of climate change — that warming increases humidity because hotter air holds more moisture. It’s also bad news for fire seasons.
Heat and shifting weather patterns have intensified wildfires and sharply reduced water supplies across the Southwest, the Pacific Coast and North Dakota.