It’s Simple: Global Warming Is Causing the Extreme Weather - ABC News
We want a clear answer.
Is manmade global warming responsible for the surge in severe heat events we’re seeing in recent years around the globe?
The world’s climate scientists have a clear answer:
Yes. It is.
“It’s about as solid as science ever gets,” climatologist James Hansen tells ABC News.
The world’s scientists predicted decades ago that manmade global warming (caused by burning coal, oil and gas, cutting down forests, plus a few other large scale human activities) would mean that severe heat waves, drought and flood would quickly become more frequent … and at just the rate that they, in fact, have. — And sometimes more intense, as they in fact have.
Hansen even got the rate of warming about right: within 20 years, the number of unusually hot days had about doubled, from one-third to two-thirds.
A few Extra One Liners… all scientist-approved:
Of course there have always been extreme heat waves, drought and flood – going back Billions of years, but it’s just that manmade global warming is now shown by virtually all the world’s professional climate scientists to be causing them to be much more frequent, and in some cases (such as intense downpours, intense snowfalls, the extension and height of heat waves) to be more severe more frequently.