Just as the European Union announced plans to spend billions of euros curbing climate change, huge clouds billowed over Germany and her neighbors, unleashing an unprecedented storm of death and destruction.
Scientists say warming is also playing a role.
Although scientists still cannot say reliably whether climate change caused the floods, they insist that they certainly exacerbated the extreme weather events seen from the Western US and Canada, through Siberia, to the European Rhine.
“some are so extreme that they would be virtually impossible without global warming.”Stefan Rahmstorf
Stefan Rahmstorf, Professor of Ocean Physics at Potsdam University, commented on the recent heat records that reached the US and Canada in the first place:”some are so extreme that they would be virtually impossible without global warming.”