Scientists link extreme global weather to El Niño and climate change

Scientists say the extreme global weather of the last few weeks: some of the worst floods ever known in Britain, record-breaking temperatures over the Christmas holiday in the US and the forest fires in Australia, are linked to El Niño which is making impacts of man-made climate change worse

Researchers at Oxford University and the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute calculated earlier this month that man-made climate change was partly responsible for Storm Desmond’s torrential rain, which devastated parts of Scotland, the Lake District and Northern Ireland. The scientists ran tens of thousands of simulations of the flooding event and found it 40% more likely with climate change.

The Guardian: 28 Dec 2015

Key Words: Climate Change, risk
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