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About Those Killer Floods In Europe – We Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet!

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This article is from CleanTechnica:

The Guardian and the New York Times are running big stories about how global heating may be playing a role in those “nobody alive has ever seen anything like this” floods that brought massive destruction and killed more than 150 people in Europe recently. Both publications very carefully put forward the idea that maybe, just maybe, climate change is responsible and human activity could be a factor.

If you read CleanTechnica on a regular basis, you already know that burning fossil fuels — whether in the form of trees, peat, coal, oil, or unnatural gas — increases the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Too much CO2 leads to higher atmospheric temperatures. Warm air holds more moisture than cooler air, ergo there is more water vapor in the atmosphere which means when it rains, it rains harder and longer than we are used to.

Read more About Those Killer Floods at CleanTechnica.


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