August 2020’s extreme weather in the US

August 2020 has been a devastating month across large swaths of the United States: As powerful Hurricane Laura barreled into the U.S. Gulf Coast on August 27, fires continued to blaze in California. Meanwhile, farmers are still assessing widespread damage to crops in the Midwest following an Aug. 10 “derecho,” a sudden, hurricane-force windstorm.

Each of these extreme weather events was the result of a particular set of atmospheric — and in the case of Laura, oceanic — conditions. In part, it’s just bad luck that the United States is being slammed with these events back-to-back-to-back. But for some of these events, such as intense hurricanes and more frequent wildfires, scientists have long warned that climate change has been setting the stage for disaster.” says this report: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/2020-extreme-weather-climate-change-hurricane-derecho-wildfire

That is about the United States. What about India, and Kerala? Is anyone bothered? Has anyone taken the trouble or interest to see what is happening and what all could happen? I wonder!

Published by climatekerala

We are a new project that is started to study climate change in Kerala in all its aspects. The study will start as soon as funding is available.

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