Extreme Weather: Get Ready to See More of It, Scientists Say
(CNN) — A map of significant climate events for the United States in June looks almost apocalyptic: hellish heat, ferocious fires and severe storms leaving people injured, homeless and even dead.
It’s sort of like upping your chances of a car accident if you’re speeding.
The four classes of extremes — high heat, heavy precipitation and floods, duration and intensity of droughts and extremes related to higher sea levels — have changed in the last 50 years, Field said.
“Increasingly, we are loading the dice towards these very damaging kinds of extremes,” he said
Perhaps people should get used to hotter temperatures. The trends point that way.
A heatwave that occurred every 20 years will by the year 2080 occur every one to two years, Field said.