July 24, 2012
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Focusing on extreme weather events in the U.S. this summer, a new compilation video highlights the connection between climate change and increasing and worsening extremes, such as heatwaves, droughts, and floods. Includes interviews with several climatologists and other experts.
While scientists say it is difficult to directly link a single weather event to climate change, they have begun to determine how climate change is increasing the probability of extreme weather. For example, a recent study found that climate change increased the probability of the 2011 drought in Texas by 20 times.