Climate change makes many extreme weather events more frequent and intense, such as heatwaves, droughts, wildfires and superstorms, according to a growing body of literature. That's why so many climate scientists and others are making the link. The journal Science gets the story wrong.
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The draft report, which is set to be released in March but was leaked online Friday, also confirmed previous studies’ findings that climate change could exacerbate poverty, strain water supplies, make extreme weather more common and increase conflict around the world.
Britain hunkered down for one of the worst storms to hit the island in many years -- with damage and power outages spreading to the Netherlands and France as the storm moved northeast Monday morning. A top wind gust of 99 mph hit the Isle of Wight, with gusts of 80 mph hitting the U.K. mainland.