Deadly weather may rise 50 percent from now to 2100
As human-driven climate change wreaks havoc on the jet stream, heat waves, droughts, and other extreme weather may get more common, a study says.
Last summer’s unprecedented droughts, heat waves, wildfires, and flooding events in the northern hemisphere have been linked to atmospheric conditions resulting from a rapidly warming Arctic. With continued global warming the conditions that spawn such destructive and prolonged weather extremes will increase 50 percent on average and may increase as much as 300 percent, a new study in the journal Science Advances has revealed.
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