"NOAA: ‘Every weather event that now happens is taking place in the context of our changing environment’"
“One thing is certain: Every weather event that now happens is taking place in the context of our changing environment,” said Brady Phillips, spokesman for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. “The oceans have absorbed 93 percent of the heat generated by heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the past 50 years,” Daily Climate’s Doug Fischer reports. And that’s starting to influence global weather patterns such as La Niña and Texas’s killer drought, scientists say. “While it is difficult to attribute one tornado or one downpour … to climate change, they’re certainly all developing with that as a background,” Phillips said.