U.N. Climate Report reinforces warning, local impacts of climate change will continue and likely worsen
The latest U.N. Climate Report issued Monday is a dire warning. Climate change is happening, humans are the cause and the impacts will worsen.
The report is a call to action for the world and its leaders. If actions are taken to greatly reduce carbon dioxide, by stopping the use of fossil fuels, a worst case scenario can be avoided.
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Extreme weather has been linked to climate change
- Record Breaking Rain & Flooding
- Stronger and More Total Hurricanes
- Record Breaking Heat
- Historic Drought
- Record Number & Size of Wildfires
Locally we have been impacts my extreme weather attributed to climate change.
Just this year we saw a four inch, single day rainfall in late June, that caused flooding and road damage. That rainfall luckily broke what was turning into a drought. When it’s wet it is really wet and dry spells are more extreme as well.
This summer has also been hot, not in the total number of 90 degree days but extremely muggy nights. Extreme heat in summer is increasing.
More impacts have been documented our Local Climate Impact page.