What’s Behind August’s Bad Weather? Climate Change And Bad Luck, But, Mostly Just Bad Luck

Really, what’s behind August’s Bad Weather is called “weather”, but Science News is having a tizzy

What’s behind August 2020’s extreme weather? Climate change and bad luck

August 2020 has been a devastating month across large swaths of the United States: As powerful Hurricane Laura barreled into the U.S. Gulf Coast on August 27, fires continued to blaze in California. Meanwhile, farmers are still assessing widespread damage to crops in the Midwest following an Aug. 10 “derecho,” a sudden, hurricane-force windstorm.

Each of these extreme weather events was the result of a particular set of atmospheric — and in the case of Laura, oceanic — conditions. In part, it’s just bad luck that the United States is being slammed with these events back-to-back-to-back. But for some of these events, such as intense hurricanes and more frequent wildfires, scientists have long warned that climate change has been setting the stage for disaster.

Science News takes a closer look at what causes these kinds of extreme weather events, and the extent to which human-caused climate change may be playing a role in each of them.

Weather happens. Always has, always will. But, these are cultists, so, everything is your fault for taking a long shower then having sausage with your eggs back at the end of July.

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2 Responses to “What’s Behind August’s Bad Weather? Climate Change And Bad Luck, But, Mostly Just Bad Luck”

  1. Dana says:

    Not only too long a shower, but we replaced our electric hot water heater with a gas one!

    Of course, the sparktricity around here comes from coal-burning power plants, so . . . .

  2. Dana says:

    Wasn’t so long ago that people posting pictures of bitterly cold weather to mock global warming climate change were told that weather does not equal climate. Now, when it suits their positions, weather is climate!

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