Climate fear as extreme weather events leave trail of destruction across the world
The Mirror says: In the words of Greta Thunberg, ‘we’re at the beginning of a climate and ecological emergency’ and, across the globe, wildfires, fatal floods, roasting temperatures and our Met Office’s first heat warning suggest the young activist is not wrong.
Catastrophic extreme weather on five continents at the same time prove we are experiencing the impacts of climate change, say scientists.
Siberian forest wildfires, fatal floods in Europe, North America’s roasting temperatures and our Met Office ’s first heat warning show the climate crisis is accelerating faster than scientists and campaigners expected.
Swedish activist Greta Thunberg said: “We’re at the beginning of a climate and ecological emergency.”
With rapid attribution studies, which compare data with a simulated world where there are no carbon emissions, the urgency has become clearer.
In one, scientists found last month’s Pacific Northwest heatwave was virtually impossible without human-caused climate change and “our rapidly warming climate is bringing us into uncharted territory”.
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