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Looking back on America’s summer of heat, floods and climate change: Welcome to the new abnormal

Climate change is helping amplify climate events. Image: Unsplash/Chris Gallagher

Shuang-Ye Wu

Professor of Geology and Environmental Geosciences, University of Dayton


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A map of extreme weather events in the US during the summer of 2022
Extreme weather events occurred across the US in the summer of 2022. Image: The Conversation

Flash flooding
Extreme rainfall leads to increased flooding and landslides, with devastating social and economic consequences. Image: Unsplash/jim gade

A chart showing how extreme storms get wetter as temperatures rise
As temperatures rise, the intensity of storms increases. Image: The Conversation


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