Global warming doubled the risk for Copenhagen’s historic 2011 cloudburst

Cars stuck in flooding during historic cloudburst over Copenhagen, Denmark on July 2, 2011. Credit: Lisa Risager from Denmark, CC BY-SA 2.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons Researchers at the University of Copenhagen, in collaboration with the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI), have used detailed weather models to clearly tie increased temperatures to the historic cloudburst over … Read more

Risk of catastrophic California ‘megaflood’ has doubled due to global warming, researchers say

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Even today, as California struggles with severe drought, global warming has doubled the likelihood that weather conditions will unleash a deluge as devastating as the Great Flood of 1862, according to a UCLA study released Friday. In that inundation 160 years ago, 30 consecutive days of rain triggered monster flooding that … Read more