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    Friday, June 10, 2016

    Paris Floods Linked By Science To Climate Change

    Paris floods made almost twice as likely by climate change, say scientists; Manmade global warming greatly increased the risk of extreme rain affecting the French capital, analysis shows

    Adam Vaughan, 10 June 2016 (UK Guardian)

    “The Paris floods, that saw extreme rainfall swell the river Seine to its highest level in decades, were made almost twice as likely because of the manmade emissions driving global warming…A three-day period of heavy rain at the end of May saw tens of thousands of people evacuated…[and] the capital’s normally busy river closed…[As] artworks in the Louvre were moved to safety…[French president François Hollande] blamed the floods on climate change…[A preliminary scientific analysis] has concluded the risk of the flooding event in Paris was almost doubled – multiplied by a factor of 1.8 – by humanity’s influence on the climate…[Previous research from the World Weather Attribution project] has shown flooding in England and heatwaves in Europe were made more likely because of global warming…[though] the link between global warming and rainfall in Germany at the same time, which saw intense thunder storms, proved inconclusive…” click here for more

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