Britain is experiencing flooding worse than at any point in at least 60 years. Eastern Europe is sweltering in a heat wave that has claimed hundreds of lives. And Italy and Serbia both have been dealing with rampant wildfires.
In Britain, people are drawing on recent scientific reports that link intense bursts of rainfall to global warming. Intense heat coincides with predictions of temperature increases during summer -- particularly sustained heat that lasts through the night. And wildfires have been attributed in other parts of the world to global warming, as mountain snowpack and increased heat set the stage for more frequent and intense wildfires.
No one weather event can be linked scientifically to climate change. But climate is the aggregation of weather -- so when is enough, enough? In that sense, global warming is in the eye of the beholder -- and for the time being, Europe is in the eye of the storm.
Flooding in England submitted by The Daily Green community to the Weird Weather Watch photoblog England Floods
England Floods 2
England Floods 3
Young Lovers Caught in Flood
That sinking feeling! England Flooding
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